Rihanna is officially among the artists that are not down with President Donald Trump playing their music at his rallies, as the Anti singer has taken legal action after the US President used one of her songs.
President Trump played ‘Don’t Stop The Music’ at his rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and now RiRi is throwing a cease-and-desist his way. Take that, Trump.
“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.” Yas, Ms. Fenty has spoken.
“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.
This comes after Rihanna learnt via Twitter that President Trump was using her music without her consent from Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker.
RiRi responded to Rucker saying: “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!”
Rihanna took legal action the next day, joining the ranks of Pharrel Williams, Steven Tyler and the Prince estate, in order to halt the Trump administration from using her tracks on their rally playlists. Now that's big dick energy right there.