NAH, Fam: Rihanna Is NOT Here For Trump Playing Her Music At Rallies!
Updated: Nov 18, 2018
Rihanna had some choice words after she discovered her song ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ was being played at a Trump rally! Read her epic response below!
Hollywoodlife reports that Rihanna was not happy when she found that her music was being played at rallies for Donald Trump. It all started when Philip Rucker, the White House Bureau Chief at The Washington Post, tweeted, “It’s been said a million times, but here’s a million and one — Trump’s rallies are unlike anything else in politics. Currently, Rihanna’s ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss free Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game. Everyone’s loving it.”
However, Rihanna was NOT here for any of it. She swiftly responded, “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!”
Oop! And Riri wasn't the only one troubled by the thought of being associated with Trump. Recording artist and super producer Pharrell Williams recently made headlines for denouncing any approval of Donald Trump using his hit song 'Happy' during his rally following the mass shooting that occurred in Pittsburgh in late October.
In an open letter to Trump, threatening legal action, Williams' laywer wrote:
"On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged 'nationalist,' you played his song 'Happy' to a crowd at a political event in Indiana," writes attorney Howard King in the letter. "There was nothing 'happy' about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose."
Similar instances include a cease and desist from musician, Steven Tyler who has repeatedly protested Trump's use of Aerosmith's music at his events--alongside other music acts such as Prince's estate, R.E.M., and rock band Queen.