“This letter serves as notice that Rihanna’s musical works are excluded from the [political entities] Agreement, and any performance of Rihanna’s musical works by the Trump Campaign from this date forward is not authorized by BMI,” stated a letter obtained by The Los Angeles Times on Friday.
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- Last Sunday Trump's campaign played "Don't Stop The Music" at his rally in Chattanooga, Tennesse
- Her music was removed from a blanket license agreement that had let his campaign play her tunes at rallies and her lawyers sent a cease-and-desist letter to the White House
- Many musicians have objected to Trump’s use of their music: Neil Young, R.E.M., Twisted Sister, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Pharrell Williams and the estates of Prince and opera superstar Luciano Pavarotti