Rihanna Takes Legal Action After Her Song Is Played At Trump Rally

Rihanna Takes Legal Action After Her Song Is Played At Trump Rally

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 13: Rihanna attends Rihanna's 4th Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 13, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images

Rihanna is known for keeping the majority of her social life private, but her political and business views well known to the world. The singer turned Mogul has always expressed her heavy opinions of Donald Trump, and after gaining harsh knowledge that “Don’t Stop The Music” was played at a recent Trump Rally she is taking legal action. This comes just days after Pharrell issued his own cease & desist to the President for playing “Happy.” The two are on track to starting a trend amongst other artists with strong views against the man in charge. Rihanna took to Twitter to emphasize her lack of participation at Trump’s “tragic” rallies. The cease & desist that was issued from Rihanna’s team to Trump’s administration highlights the fact Rihanna and her team are not at all affiliated with Trump, and that “such use of her music is therefore improper.”  Read her initial tweet below:

Earlier this fall, Rihanna also turned down the upcoming Super Bowl’s halftime act invitation following the Colin Kaepernick controversy regarding kneeling during the National Anthem. She stands with Colin and will not affiliate herself with the NFL proving her stance on what she believes in. An abundance of her energy has recently been invested in advocating for the people and being their public voice. She highly encouraged everyone to vote and on the nationwide election day is when her cease & desist was issued. Here is the letter:

“It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilized Rihanna’s musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track ‘Don’t Stop the Music,’ in connection with a number of political events held across the United States. As you are or should be aware, Ms. Fenty has not provided her consent to Mr. Trump to use her music. Such use is therefore improper.”

“Trump’s unauthorized use of Ms. Fenty’s music … creates a false impression that Ms. Fenty is affiliated with, connected to or otherwise associated with Trump.”


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