Prince’s Estate Slams Trump Campaign: We Will ‘Never Give Permission for President Trump to Use Prince’s Songs’
The estate of the late musician Prince has lashed out President Donald Trump’s campaign for playing ‘Purple Rain’ at his rally in Minneapolis on Thursday. The estate tweeted a letter from the campaign’s lawyers, sent in 2018, where the campaign undertook not to play Prince’s songs again.
“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 tweet said.
“The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.”
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 Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs. pic.twitter.com/FuMUPzSWOe
— Prince (@prince) October 11, 2019
“Your letter requests, on behalf of the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson (“Prince”) that the Campaign refrain from using Prince’s ‘Purple Rain,’ or any other Prince music in connection with Campaign rallies or other Campaign events,” the letter from Jones Day law firm said.
Playing Prince before a Trump rally in Minneapolis is sacrilege pic.twitter.com/NPyrLqGWTJ
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 11, 2019
“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,” it said. The campaign has now gone back on what its law firm appeared to promise.