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With Trump’s Election, Chicago’s “Donnie Trumpet” Is No More

The Social Experiment producer and musician is killing off his stage name to distance himself from the President-elect.

Nico Segal   Photo: Taylor Castle

Amid an outcry from local musicians at the election of Donald Trump, Chicago trumpeter and frequent Chance the Rapper collaborator Nico Segal is killing off his stage name.

In a statement on Twitter this morning, the Whitney Young grad (formerly Donnie Trumpet) asked to be called by his birth name to quash “the connection people are drawing between [Trump’s] name and mine.” He’s since scrubbed the nickname from his social media channels, rebranding as @nicosegal on Twitter and Instagram.

Read Segal’s statement below, and our story on Chicago’s young creative community here.

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