Prince’s family demands Trump stop using his music
THE FAMILY OF Prince has told Donald Trump to stop playing the late icon’s songs at rallies, following a phalanx of other angry artists who have told the US president to pull the plug.
“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,” tweeted the musician’s half-brother Omarr Baker.
The Trump campaign did not immediately respond to a request to comment.
The president’s team have reportedly added Purple Rain to the playlist of recent rallies in the run-up to November midterm elections, including in Mississippi last week.
The complaint adds Prince to a long line of musicians or their representatives who have objected to the billionaire Republican head of state blasting out their tunes at his public rallies.
The Rolling Stones, Adele, Neil Young, R.E.M., Aerosmith, Queen and George Harrison are among acts that have lodged objections to the use of their music at Republican gatherings.
US laws allow artists to ask for their music not to be played at political campaigns.