Donald Trump is really going to have to stop using music at his rallies that he hasn’t asked to use. Rihanna recently discovered that her’s been using her song Don’t Stop The Music, and she’s not only not impressed, but she’s also asked him to stop.
Rihanna found out that Trump was using her song thanks to a Tweet from Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker, who tweeted on Sunday “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.” This was during a Trump rally in Tennessee on Sunday.
Shortly after Rucker Tweeted, Rihanna responded with “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!”
This recent denial of use of an artist’s music comes on the heels of Pharrell issuing a cease and desists letter for using his song Happy at a rally in Illinois. Other music that Trump has been told he cannot use include songs from artists Neil Young, REM, Twisted Sister, Adele, Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Queen, George Harrison, Luciano Pavarotti, Steven Tyler, and even Prince.