The Prince Estate Calls Out Donald Trump For Using “Purple Rain” During A Rally

Reps for the Minneapolis native say the POTUS does not have permission to use the icon’s music.

(AllHipHop News) Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis on Thursday night. At one point, the president’s team played Prince’s classic record “Purple Rain” for the crowd.

Representatives of the late Purple One had a problem with Trump’s use of the singer’s song. The Prince Estate quickly released a response on Twitter with a message claiming the POTUS renigged on a previous agreement.

“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,” read the tweet.

Other music acts have also called out the Trump campaign for incorporating their tunes into his events. In 2018, Pharrell Williams sent Trump a cease-and-desist letter after his “Happy” played at a rally, and Rihanna denounced the President’s “tragic rallies” for featuring “Don’t Stop the Music” that same year.