Published: Tue, October 16, 2018
Entertaiment | By Mabel Barber

Prince Estate Tells Trump to Stop Playing Prince Songs at Rallies

Prince Estate Tells Trump to Stop Playing Prince Songs at Rallies

During his life, Prince was very guarded about the unauthorized use of his music and rarely allowed it to be played without his permission.

He was strongly in favour of people only being able to physically purchase his albums, and most videos of him performing online were removed as quickly as possible.

The Prince estate got word that Trump had been using "Purple Rain" on playlists for his pre-Midterm rallies, like the president held in Southaven, Mississippi last week.

"Purple Rain" is used frequently by the President.

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On one hand, it's a fairly unacceptable thing to do, but on the other hand it is an absolute banger. The statement initially appeared on the account belonging to longtime Prince associate Jeremiah "Dr. Funkenberry" Freed, the Star Tribune reports.

Numerous artists have asked Donald Trump not to play their music at his rallies. He also never publicly waded into political campaigns, aside from addressing certain hot-button political issues ranging from nuclear escalation in the 80s (Ronnie Talk to Russia) to police shootings of young black men in the 10s (Baltimore).

The complaint adds Prince to a long line of musicians or their representatives who have objected to the billionaire Republican head of state blasting out their tunes at his public rallies.

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