Prince Estate Demands Donald Trump To Stop Playing Purple Rain At Rallies

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The Estate of Prince is adding to the list of people who don’t want any parts of Donald Trump or his shenanigans.

Prince’s estate requested in a statement that Trump and the White House not play his music moving forward after “Purple Rain” was used at a recent rally in Mississippi.

via Page Six:

“The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or The White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” reads the statement, which was shared on Twitter by the late pop icon’s former associate Jeremiah Freed, as well as Prince’s brother Omarr Baker.

A Trump rally in South Haven, Miss. last week featured the playing of “Purple Rain,” which led to some pushback at the time from Prince fans.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A number of high-profile artists have previously taken issue with President Trump or his team using their music without permission at various events, including Neil Young, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Queen, the estate of George Harrison and Steven Tyler of Aerosmith.

Tyler notably sent a cease and desist letter to Trump earlier this year, demanding he stop playing his band’s music, while Harrison’s estate took a jab at Trump on the former Beatle’s official Twitter page in 2016.

“The unauthorized use of #HereComestheSun at the #RNCinCLE is offensive & against the wishes of the George Harrison estate,” reads the first of two tweets.

“If it had been Beware of Darkness, then we MAY have approved it! #TrumpYourself,” reads the second.

Sorry Donald. I’m sure some of those “very fine men” that you know, make music. Watch the CMA’s that year Beyonce performed with the Dixie Chicks. Pay attention to the artist that walked out on her performance. Ask them for permission to play their songs at your rallies. You’re welcome.

 

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