Rihanna has joined a list of artists who have called for Donald Trump to stop using their music at his rallies.
The singer was kwaad when she heard the US president had been playing her dance hit Don’t Stop The Music at a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, recently ahead of this week’s mid-term elections.
Responding to a Twitter user who revealed that Trump was using her music, she wrote: “Not for much longer...me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip! (sic)”
The 30-year-old beauty is not the first star to stop Trump from using their music as Pharrell Williams’ lawyer recently sent a cease-and-desist letter to the prez after he played Happy at a political rally in Indiana last week, just hours after a mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.
The letter, written by attorney Howard King, stated: “On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song Happy to a crowd at a political event in Indiana.
“There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose. Pharrell Williams is the owner of the copyright in ‘Happy,’ with the exclusive right to exploit same. Pharrell has not, and will not, grant you permission to publicly perform or otherwise broadcast or disseminate any of his music.”
And Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler stripped his moer when Trump played Livin’ On The Edge at a rally, three years after he had been issued a warning for using Dream On at campaign rallies while looking to be elected.
A legal notice stated: “By using Livin’ On The Edge without our client’s permission, Mr Trump is falsely implying that our client endorses his campaign and/or his presidency, as evidenced by actual confusion seen from the reactions of our client’s fans all over social media.”