Washington: Stop playing Late icon’s songs at rallies, the family of Prince has told Donald Trump, following a phalanx of other angry artists who have told US president to pull the plug.
The musician’s half-brother Omar Baker tweeted “ The Price 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”
In the run-up to November midterm elections, the president’s team have reportedly added “Purple Rain” one of Prince best-loved tracks, to the playlist of recent rallies, including in Mississippi.
The complaint has been logged by Price and their representatives who have objected to the billionaire Republican head of state blasting out their tunes at his public rallies.
Apart from Price Rolling Stones, Adele, Neil Young, R.E.M., Aerosmith Queen, and George Harrison are among acts that have lodged objections to the use of their music at a Republican gathering.
On the most famous tenors of the 20th century, also criticized the use of his signature recording of blockbuster Puccini aria “ Nessun Dorma” a fixture at Trump’s 2016 rallies.
Two years ago, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger was quoted as saying there was nothing he could do under US Law to stop Trump playing his music.
The Daily Beast Quoted by saying “ If you are in a public place like Madison Square Garden or a theater, you can play any music you want, and you cannot be stopped. So, if you write a song and someone plays it in a restaurant you go yo, cannot stop them. They can play what they want”