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Stop using my music, Pharrell Williams tells Trump

Pharrell Williams is not happy that President Donald Trump used his song and has told him to stop using his songs at his campaign rallies, reports USA TODAY.

The singer, 45, sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump after the president played his 2014 hit “Happy” at a political event on Saturday, just hours after nearly a dozen people were gunned down in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

“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,” Williams’ lawyer, Howard King, wrote in the letter obtained by USA TODAY. 

Williams’ legal team noted that the use of the song was not only poorly timed, but in violation of “copyright infringement” and “trademark rights.

“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 read.

The letter made it clear that Williams “will not” allow Trump to use any of his musical catalogue in the future.

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About Don Saint

PR Guru / Author / Promoter / Controversial Writer / Hip Hop Artiste / Actor / Human Rights Activist. The First Nigerian Hip Hop Artiste to obtain a Masters Degree (M.A) in Arts ( Religion & Human Relations). The author of one of the most controversial books in Nigeria; "Emancipation from Masturbation". With over 12 Movies and 3 Musical albums since 2003. Former Events Manager at Silverbird’s Rhythm Fm Awka Station till 2010. For more info. Call : 08033239298, 08056381068.

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