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Rihanna doesn't want Trump playing her songs at his rallies

08 November 2018

Similar to his events during the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump's selection of music before and after the rallies has remained constant, most notably Lee Greenwood's rendition of 'God Bless the U.S.A'.

After Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker on Sunday tweetedthat Rihanna's hit song was playing at a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the singer replied: "Not for much longer".

It adds: "Such use is therefore improper".

Over the weekend, Rihanna and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose joined the chorus of musicians criticizing President Trump for using their music in his rallies without permission.

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The letter argues that Donald Trump's use of Rihanna's music "creates a false impression that Ms. Fenty is affiliated with, connected to or otherwise associated with Trump".

Axl Rose has made his views on President Trump clear - and he's willing to take whatever criticism that may come with that.

Please do stop the music, Donald - you've been told by Rihanna.

Just yesterday the philanthropist who has increasingly been vocal about social and governmental issues around the world, used Instagram to gave her support for the Democratic nominee for Governor in Florida, Andrew Gillum.

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"You have the opportunity to make history this election", she wrote on Instagram, addressing the United States voters who will head to the polls on Tuesday 6 November.

And just last week, Pharrell Williams' lawyer sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter in which the singer claimed he didn't grant the campaign permission to use his song "Happy" at a rally in IL.

At the end of October, Pharrell's lawyer Howard King sent Trump a cease-and-desist after the song "Happy" was reportedly played at a Midwest rally following the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.

From Bruce Springsteen and John Mellencamp to Pharrell to Adele, RiRi is obviously not the first artist to ask a politician to stop playing their songs, but do they have to listen?

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Rihanna doesn't want Trump playing her songs at his rallies