Donald Trump has just been elected as the 45th President of the United States of America. And much like with the shocking Brexit vote earlier this year, a lot of musicians are sharing their reactions via social media. Questlove made a post on Instagram that ultimately expresses motivation in the face of a disappointing election result: “The amount of time I devote to meditating and not letting speculation or bad energy rule my life—for me to just spazz out would be counter productive.” He also looks to 2020:
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) November 9, 2016
Chance the Rapper finds despair on CNN:
If you wanna cry watch Van Jones give the first cognizant minority understanding of the election on CNN tonight. He just made it real.
— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) November 9, 2016
Janelle Monáe doesn’t mince words about the implications of the vote:
Once again America has continued to FAIL WOMEN, MINORITIES, MUSLIMS, & IMMIGRANTS, LGBTQ, this is so disgusting.
— Janelle Monáe, Cindi (@JanelleMonae) November 9, 2016
Flying Lotus likewise looks to Kanye as the future of our country:
U already know Kanye gonna be the next prez. U gonna see all types of voters u never knew existed. All broke af but wearing supreme.
— FLYLO (@flyinglotus) November 9, 2016
Thom Yorke references a recent Radiohead song in reaction to the news:
avoidall eye contactdo not reactshoot the messengersthis is a low flying panic attacksingthesong of sixpencethatgoes https://t.co/xm8Z5l8qQm
— Thom Yorke (@thomyorke) November 9, 2016
and Chuck D invokes Godwin’s Law:
Hitler Is Real #meinTrump
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 9, 2016