Looks like Rihanna is the next artist to prevent President Trump from using their music at his political events. White House Bureau Chief, Philip Rucker, praised a November 4th Trump rally by tweeting:
It’s been said a million times, but here’s a million and one — Trump’s rallies are unlike anything else in politics. Currently, Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss free Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game. Everyone’s loving it.
RiRi fans instantly reacted to the tweet which quickly got the pop star's attention. She responded to Rucker, saying:
This comes after artist and producer, Pharrell Williams, hit Trump with a cease and desist order for using his song 'Happy' at a rally following the mass shooting at a Pittsburg synagogue.
According to CNN, Pharrell's attorney Howard King wrote a letter to the Trump administration stating:
"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," King wrote in the letter. "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."
Steven Tyler, Adele and Neil Young are among other artists who have demanded that Trump stop using their music. This could very well be a trend among musicians as Trump continues to hold rallies.
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