Rihanna made it official. The singer, who tweeted Sunday that she did not want her music to be associated with President Trump's "tragic rallies," sent her people to write an injunction letter to Trump Headquarters.
"As you know or should know, Ms. Fenty has not agreed with Mr. Trump to use her music. Such a use is therefore inappropriate, "said the Rolling Stone magazine from the legal department of the singer" Bad Girl "to the lawyer of the White House.
The pop star and make-up guru learned for the first time that their recordings, notably their 2007 hit "Don & # 39; t the Music," played in a Trump rally in Tennessee by Philip Rucker of The Washington Post. Rucker, who was lying on the ground on Sunday, tweeted about the scene: "Currently, Rihanna's raging" Don't Stop the Music "in Chattanooga, while helpers like a ball game throw free Trump T-shirts into the crowd. Everyone loves it. "
Rihanna saw this tweet and replied, "Not for long."
According to Don Rucker's earlier departure from the road, a rally in Columbia (Mo.) was played last Thursday. In an airport hangar, Trump stepped out of Air Force One as thousands of fans watched and the jolt of Rihanna's dance hit booming in the background.
"Trump's unauthorized use of Ms. Fenty's music … gives the wrong impression that Ms. Fenty is affiliated with, affiliated with, or otherwise associated with Trump," the letter continued.
Rihanna, a native of Barbados, has not been allowed to vote in the United States, but has made known her unease with Trump. She came to protesters in front of the Trump Tower in New York in January 2017 and described the President as an "immoral pig" for his immigration policy.
The singer joins a long list of well-known entertainers who prefer Trump to stop beating his hits at his rallies. Pharrell Williams also sent Trump a warning to stop using his 2013 hit "Happy". Fürstengut wants the president to stop playing "Purple Rain". Guns N & # 39; s Roses does not want him to play Sweet Child of Mine. and the Rolling Stones want him to get their hit "You can not always get what you want".
With few artists taking legal action against unauthorized use of their music, the President and other politicians will most likely continue to play music for which they are not allowed to participate in rallies and campaign events. For popular entertainers, however, it is somewhat indispensable to make their grievances, especially their fans, officially known.
The White House could not be reached to comment.