The US President Donald Trump reportedly played Prince’s hit song Purple Rain at one of his campaign rallies in Minneapolis on Thursday night. This rally was held for campaigning for the 2020 election.
According to reports, before the rally began, Purple Rain was heard on the speakers. This did not go unnoticed by Prince’s estate. They released a statement that read: “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 statement further stated that “The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.”
Prince’s estate also issued a semi-redacted letter from 2018 in which a legal representative for Donald Trump’s campaign at the law firm Jones Day agreed that they would no longer play Prince songs in their rallies, or for any other election purpose.
In the letter, it was very clearly mentioned that they would not be using the songs anymore. “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 forward,”
After this letter was issued in October 2018, a member of Prince’s family had also stated on twitter, “The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or The White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
US President Donald Trump is also facing issues from Queen, who want their hit song, We Will Rock You removed from his new campaign video. Earlier this month, Twitter had removed a video meme posted by Donald Trump that featured Canadian rock band Nickelback. The tweet was removed for violating its copyright rules after Warner Music filed a copyright complaint against the tweet. Trump’s campaigns seem to be as controversial as his term was and as controversial as his statements are.