Rihanna to Trump: Please Do Stop My Music at Campaign Rally

Joann Johnston
November 5, 2018

There's a long history of musicians taking umbridge at politicians using their songs without permission, but the current U.S. president has incensed several high profile artists. "Currently, Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss free Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game".

Rihanna learnt from Washington Post White House Bureau Chief Philip Rucker that Trump used one of her hit songs at his rally in Tennessee Sunday.

The singer who seen as vocal supporter of the democratic party, endorsed Democratic party member and Mayor Andrew Gillum for Florida governor.

She posted: "Florida: You have the opportunity to make history this election. If you're exhausted of feeling like you don't matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues".

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The US president had been at the event in support of candidate Marsha Blackburn on Sunday ahead of the midterm elections on Tuesday.

Rihanna and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose are the latest artists to criticise Donald Trump for the unauthorised use of their music at his rallies in the runup to the USA mid-term elections on Tuesday.

"Not for much longer.", Rihanna said about Trump playing her tunes. The president chose to use Williams' song, "Happy", mere hours after 11 people lost their lives, to gun violence, at a synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The estate of Prince has also warned president about playing the late star's song Purple Rain at rallies, while Aerosmith frontman Steve Tyler took action over the use of his song Livin' On The Edge.

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