Rihanna Would Very Much Like Donald Trump To Please Stop The Music
Rih-Rih's 'Don't Stop The Music' was blasted at a Trump rally on the weekend.
Seems even the President of the United States is beholden to music copyright laws, if Rihanna’s latest move is anything to go by.
Queen Rih has this week joined an increasingly long list of musicians who have called out Donald Trump for using music at his rallies without seeking permission or licensing, even going as far as sending a cease and desist letter to the President’s team after her bop ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ was pumped through speakers at a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Rolling Stone reports that the letter from her lawyers to the White House reads: “It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ in connection with a number of political events held across the United States.”
“As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.”
Personally I would have just sent this gif, but this is probably why I am not a lawyer:
“Forgive the irony, but please stop the music.”
Rih-Rih is only the latest to take issue with the fetid Cheeto man’s improper use of music, after Pharrell Williams and his team recently sending a cease and desist over Trump’s use of his mega-earworm ‘Happy’, joining existing legal threats from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, The Rolling Stones, and Prince’s estate.
Hell, even Axl Rose from Guns ‘n’ Roses has beef:
Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent.
Can u say “shitbags?!”💩
— Axl Rose (@axlrose) November 4, 2018