Trump told: No more Prince at your ral­lies

The Sunday Post (Inverness) - - NEWS -

Prince’s es­tate has de­manded Don­ald Trump stops us­ing the late star’s mu­sic at his ral­lies.

The pop icon’s hit Pur­ple Rain is of­ten heard at the US Pres­i­dent’s ral­lies, most re­cently at an event in Southaven, Mis­sis­sippi, last week.

Speak­ing on be­half of the es­tate, Prince’s half-brother Omarr Baker asked the Pres­i­dent to give up play­ing the song.

He said: “The Prince Es­tate has never given per­mis­sion to Pres­i­dent Trump or the White House to use Prince’s songs and have re­quested that they cease all use im­me­di­ately.” A spokesman for the es­tate con­firmed they had re­quested Mr Trump no longer use the song at his ral­lies.

It is not the first time that Mr Trump has been asked not to play an artist’s mu­sic.

Aero­smith front­man Steven Tyler filed a cease-and-de­sist let­ter af­ter the Pres­i­dent played his song Livin’ On The Edge at a rally. The Rolling Stones also took is­sue with Mr Trump us­ing their mu­sic af­ter he played Start Me Up at an event.

The White House has been con­tacted for com­ment.

Prince was 57 in 2016 when he died from an ac­ci­den­tal fen­tanyl over­dose at his Pais­ley Park com­plex in Chan­has­sen, Min­nesota.

Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump

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