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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 07:18 AM

Prince Estate Demands Trump Stop Playing 'Purple Rain' at Rallies

The Prince estate issued a statement Thursday requesting that Donald Trump cease using “Purple Rain” at the president’s rallies.

At recent pre-Election Day rallies, like the one Trump held in Mississippi last week, the playlist at the event has featured Prince’s “Purple Rain.” Word of the song’s usage made its way to the Prince estate, which issued the statement through Prince’s half-brother Omarr Baker.

“The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately,” Baker tweeted Thursday. The statement initially appeared on the account belonging to longtime Prince associate Jeremiah “Dr. Funkenberry” Freed, the Star Tribune reports.

It’s unclear whether the Prince estate – which was notoriously protective of Prince’s music when the singer was alive – filed an actual cease-and-desist notice to ensure that Trump rallies stop using “Purple Rain.” The Prince estate and the Trump administration did not respond to the Associated Press‘ request for comment.

https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-news/prince-estate-donald-trump-purple-rain-rally-737428/

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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 07:44 AM

1. YES!

 

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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 12:06 PM

2. Tough shit


https://www.ascap.com/repertory#ace/search/title/purple%20rain

PURPLE RAIN Total Current ASCAP Share: 100%
ISWC: T9028875765
Work ID: 460242193

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Sat Oct 13, 2018, 12:12 PM

3. Not sure why they would even want to use that song to begin with.

Can someone explain it to me, please?

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