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Pharrell Williams bans Donald Trump from playing his music at rallies

The rapper isn't the first musician to hit out at the president for using their music

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Pharrell Williams has banned Donald Trump from playing his music at rallies.

The president played the 45-year-old’s song, Happy, at a rally just hours after the Pittsburg shooting, which eleven people died in.

Pharrell reportedly sent a letter to the 72-year-old which stated that he does not have permission to play the rapper’s music at any of his rallies.

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According to The Hollywood Reporter, the cease and desist letter sent to Trump by Pharrell’s lawyer, stated: “On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana.”

“There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose,” the letter claimed.

The lawyer also stated that playing Pharrell’s music without permission constitutes copyright and trademark infringement.

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This isn’t the first time the president has been met with legal warnings against using musicians’ music without consent, as he previously received similar complaints from Queen, R.E.M, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and Prince’s estate.