The estate of Prince is putting the pressure on Donald Trump to stop using his music at rallies, TMZ reports. The singer’s estate is demanding Trump stops using “Purple Rain” during his rallies.
Prince’s half-brother, Omarr Baker, spoke on behalf of the estate and revealed that Trump nor the White House was given permission to use the Purple One’s music.
“The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use Prince’s song and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” Baker said.
Trump’s used Prince’s music on numerous occasions. Most recently, he played Prince’s music during his rally in South Haven, Mississippi last week. However, there have been numerous musicians who aren’t down with what Trump’s doing and didn’t want their music attached to 45’s brand. The attorney for Steven Tyler of Aerosmith sent Trump cease and desist letters to stop playing the band’s music during his campaign, although he didn’t aim it specifically towards Trump.
“THIS IS NOT ABOUT DEMS VS. REPUB. I DO NOT LET ANYONE USE MY SONGS WITHOUT MY PERMISSION. MY MUSIC IS FOR CAUSES NOT FOR POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS OR RALLIES. PROTECTING COPYRIGHT AND SONGWRITERS IS WHAT I’VE BEEN FIGHTING FOR EVEN BEFORE THIS CURRENT ADMINISTRATION TOOK OFFICE.” He wrote on Twitter.
Additionally, The Rolling Stones also sent Trump a letter to stop using their music after he used “Start Me Up” before his rallies.