Rihanna sends cease-and-desist to Donald Trump
Rihanna is the latest artist to send a cease-and-desist letter to Donald Trump, with the Anti singer deploying legal action after her Don’t Stop the Music was played at the president’s rally Sunday in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
“It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized [Rihanna’s] 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,” – Rihanna’s legal team wrote in the letter obtained by Rolling Stone to Trump’s White House counsel.
“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.”
On Sunday, Rihanna learned that the President of the United States had been using her music at rallies.
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! https://t.co/dRgRi06GrJ
— Rihanna (@rihanna) 5 listopada 2018
The next day, Rihanna officially took action against the President, joining recent artists like Pharrell Williams, Steven Tyler and the Prince estate that have warned the Trump administration over their rallies’ playlists.
“Trump’s unauthorized use of Ms. Fenty’s music… creates a false impression that Ms. Fenty is affiliated with, connected to or otherwise associated with Trump,” the cease-and-desist letter continued.
Source: Rolling Stone