Rihanna Becomes Latest Star To Send Trump A Cease-And-Desist Notice


With her rebuke, Rihanna, who was born in Barbados, joins a growing list of artists who have asked that their music not be part of the soundtrack of Republican rallies. "Such use is therefore improper", it continued.

Rihanna and Guns N' Roses - specifically Axl Rose - have taken to Twitter to denounce the use of their music at Donald Trump's rallies.

The development comes after Rihanna endorsed Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum on Instagram.

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".

Barbadian-born superstar Rihanna is not known for holding back, so it's no surprise that she is making her stance on politics in the United States loud and clear. "The US has only had four black governors in its entire history and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida's first". Venues have such licences precisely so that they do not need to acquire specific permission for every song they use. When Trump played Pharrell's hit song just hours after 11 people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue, the musician responded with disgust: "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 goal".

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The Rolling Stones also took issue with Mr Trump using their music after he played Start Me Up at an event.

Last month, Grammy-winning musician Pharrell Williams, according to Entertainment Weekly, sent a cease and desist letter to Trump after he used Williams" hit song "Happy' at a public event.

It's getting tougher for Trump's playlist organizers, with the likes of Pharrell Williams to Axl Rose working to stop their music being played at his rallies.

One singer, however, was less than thrilled to learn that the president had also been using her music without permission.