Trent Reznor claims he told Ted Cruz to 'f--- off' after he asked to be on guest list
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Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor claimed at a Tuesday concert in Texas that he told Republican Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzCrenshaw looms large as Democrats look to flip Texas House seat SCOTUS confirmation in the last month of a close election? Ugly The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump previews SCOTUS nominee as 'totally brilliant' MORE to “f--- off” after he asked to be put on the guest list for the show. 

In video captured from the group’s concert in Dallas, Reznor can first be seen asking the crowd: “Who voted for Ted Cruz? See, the lights aren’t on, I can’t see. Is there any way to turn the lights on? I’d like to see.”


“Raise your hand, you guys, nothing to be ashamed of, just checking,” he continued.

Reznor then went on to claim that Cruz, who this month won his reelection bid against Texas Rep. Beto O'RourkeBeto O'RourkeJimmy Carter says his son smoked pot with Willie Nelson on White House roof O'Rourke endorses Kennedy for Senate: 'A champion for the values we're most proud of' 2020 Democrats do convention Zoom call MORE (D), had tried to attend the concert but was denied VIP status.

“He might be here tonight. He was bugging to get on the guest list, and I told him to f--- off,” said Reznor.

Reznor claimed the group placed Cruz on their guest list several years ago, but alleged that “he drank all the beer, and was just a pain in the ass to be around.” 

“Can’t hold it against you,” he added in the clip.

Two days after the "Closer" singer made his claims, Cruz tweeted that he "was clearly joking."

Reznor has long been politically vocal.

His remarks come several months after he blasted President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal prosecutor speaks out, says Barr 'has brought shame' on Justice Dept. Former Pence aide: White House staffers discussed Trump refusing to leave office Progressive group buys domain name of Trump's No. 1 Supreme Court pick MORE in an interview with The Guardian, saying Americans are seeing the “fall of the empire” under his leadership.

“It feels like things are coming unhinged, socially and culturally,” Reznor said at the time. “The rise of Trumpism, of tribalism, the celebration of stupidity. I’m ashamed, on a world stage, at what we must look like as a culture.”

Reznor also called Trump a “complete f---ing moron” last year in a Rolling Stone interview and lit into the president’s views on climate change.

—Updated Friday at 3:44 p.m.