The days of hearing a Rihanna song at one of President Donald Trump’s #MAGA rallies are very numbered. Rihanna tweeted yesterday that the days of President Donald Trump playing any of her music at his “tragic rallies” are about to end after a Washington Post reporter brought it to her attention that Trump blasted her “Don’t Stop the Music” at his Tennessee MAGA rally. She was serious about that too, as Rolling Stone obtained a copy of the cease-and-desist letter RiRi and her lawyers sent to Trump’s White House counsel.
“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,” the letter started, according to Rolling Stone. “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,” and “creates a false impression that Ms. Fenty is affiliated with, connected to or otherwise associated with Trump.”
Rihanna is not the first artist to take legal action against Trump using music she created at his rallies. Pharrell Williams, Steven Tyler and the Prince estate also have, Rolling Stone noted.