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Rihanna tells Donald Trump to ‘please stop my music’ at his rallies

Posted on May 13, 2018
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It seems like Axl Rose isn’t the only one who doesn’t like his music being used by President Donald Trump.

After facing backlash for using Guns N’ Roses classic Sweet Child O’ Mine at a rally in West Virginia on the midterm campaign trail last week, Donald Trump is now in Rihanna’s sights for choosing to blare Please Don’t Stop The Music whilst giving out free (and bound to be ironic in a decade) Trump t-shirts at a rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Taking to Twitter, the singer lamented the use of her music in the “tragic” rallies, noting that “me or my people would never be at, or around” the events.

Just before the Tweet, the singer publicly endorsed Democrat candidate Andrew Gillum in his attempt to topple Rick Scott as the Governor of Florida.

” If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground” wrote the singer on Instagram.

“Let’s #bringithome, Florida. Vote @andrewgillum.”

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FLORIDA: You have the opportunity to make history this election. The US has only had four black Governors in its entire history, and we can help make #AndrewGillum the next one and Florida’s first! If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground. That’s a platform we MUST support. Let’s #bringithome, Florida. Vote @andrewgillum. And VOTE YES on Amendment 4 to restore voting rights to folks who have already paid their debt to society. VOTE on November 6th!

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Axl Rose and Rihanna aren’t the first musicians to speak against Trump using their music on the current campaign trail; two weeks ago Pharrell Williams condemned the president for playing his (seemingly only) song Happy at a rally in Indiana, just hours after the murder of 11 worshipers in a Pittsburgh synagogue.

Of course, these are just the latest artists in the string of a long line of musicians with somewhat anti Trump sentiments, including Pearl Jam, Billy Joel and the entire Prince Estate. 

Watch: Rihanna – Don’t Stop The Music

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