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The Prince estate is demanding that President Trump no longer use the late singer’s music at any official events.
The demand comes after video from a Trump rally in Mississippi last week showed audience members cheering to “Purple Rain.”
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“The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use Prince’s songs and has requested that they cease all use immediately,” said the statement, shared through a longtime Prince associate Jeremiah Freed, aka Dr. Funkenberry, on Twitter.
According to the Star Tribune, the statement was also retweeted by Prince’s brother Omarr Baker.
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Prince was found dead in an elevator in his home on April 21, 2016. After suffering a hip injury years ago, friends say the musician, who shied away from alcohol and recreational drugs, lived in constant pain and turned to painkillers to find relief.
The White House has yet to respond.
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