Prince’s Estate Comes For Donald Trump After Playing ‘Purple Rain’ At Campaign Event ‘The Prince Estate Will Never Give Permission To President Trump To Use Prince’s Songs
At least that’s what Prince’s family is saying.
Playing Prince before a Trump rally in Minneapolis is sacrilege pic.twitter.com/NPyrLqGWTJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019
Prince’s Twitter account called out Trump and wrote,
“President Trump played Prince’s “Purple Rain” tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince’s music. The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.”
Attached to the tweet was a letter from a law firm that said no Prince music would be played at any Trump events moving forward. The letter, which is dated Oct. 15, 2018, reads:
“Our client Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. (the ‘Campaign’) is in receipt of your letter of October 11, 2018. Your letter requests, on behalf of the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson (“Prince”), that the Campaign refrain from using Prince’s “Purple Rain,” or any other Prince music, in connection with the Campaign rallies or other Campaign events. Without admitting liability, and to avoid any future dispute, we write to confirm that the Campaign will not use Prince’s music in connection with its activities going foward.”
Trump has not publicly responded.
This comes after others like Rihanna and Pharrell and Adele banned Trump from playing their music.
Adele’s team said in 2016:
“Adele has not given permission for her music to be used for any political campaigning.”
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