Prince’s Estate Slams Donald Trump’s Use Of ‘Purple Rain’

Prince’s estate is not here for Donald Trump’s use of his classic 1984 song, “Purple Rain.”

The Trump campaign played the song during a rally in Minneapolis on Thursday, but immediately received criticism from the late singer’s estate, which claimed that Trump’s team had previously agreed to never use Prince’s music.

“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,” read a statement from the estate. “The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.”

Prince’s estate joins a number of musicians who have stated that they will never allow Trump to use their music.

Last year, Rihanna shut down Trump’s use of her music after The Washington Post‘s Philip Rucker noted that “Don’t Stop the Music” was played during a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

“Not for much longer,” the singer responded. “Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up, Philip!”

The singer’s team sent Trump a cease-and-desist shortly after.

Other musicians such as Pharrell Williams, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Adele have also demanded that the Trump campaign cease using their music.


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