Pharrell Williams Sends Trump Cease And Desist Letter

  • 2018-10-30
  • Source: TTN
  • by: AU Staff
Pharrell Williams Sends Trump Cease And Desist Letter
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Musician Pharrell Williams has sent Trump a cease and desist letter demanding that he stops playing his song at his campaign rally. The musician seems to be the most upset because the song "Happy" was played at an event only hours after the synagogue shooting.

According to Fox News:

Pharrell Williams isn’t happy President Trump played the singer’s upbeat song at a rally Saturday just hours after a gunman killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Williams’ lawyer Howard King sent a cease-and-desist letter to Trump Monday that said the singer did not grant the president’s team permission to use the song “Happy” at Saturday’s rally in Illinois. King said playing the hit song when nearly a dozen people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue earlier in the day was distasteful.

"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," King, on behalf of Williams, wrote in the letter obtained by Fox News. "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."

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The lawyer said Williams is the owner of the track’s copyright.

Other musicians have reached out to Trump and demanded he stops using their songs at campaign events as well. Steven Tyler has sent the most cease and desist letters to Trump totaling 3.

 Source: TTN

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