Trump played the Barbados singer’s hit song, ‘Don’t Stop the Music’, at his Sunday rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
In response to a tweet about the development, Rihanna wrote: “Not for much longer… me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic 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) November 5, 2018
According to Rolling Stone, Rihanna’s legal representatives have sent a cease and desist letter to Trump’s White House counsel.
The letter read in part: “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.
“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.
“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.”
Pharrell Williams, Steven Tyler and the Prince estate have also asked Trump to stop using their songs at his rallies.