Rihanna’s Had Enough of Trump Playing Her Music at His ‘Tragic Rallies’

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Donald Trump’s song options for his pep rally playlists are getting more and more limited. Neil Young, REM, Twisted Sister, Adele, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Queen, Steven Tyler, Prince, Pharrell—these are just a handful of the artists who have sought to stop Trump’s team from playing their music at his events.

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Over the weekend Rihanna learned her music was playing at a Trump rally in Tennessee after Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker tweeted: “Currently, Rihanna’s ‘Don’t Stop the Music’ is blaring in Chattanooga as aides toss free Trump T-shirts into the crowd, like a ball game. Everyone’s loving it.”

It’s just a T-shirt cannon and a few dozen drunken brawls away from being a Toby Keith concert, who, by the way, is on Trump’s very short list of approved music acts.

Anyway, almost immediately, Rihanna vowed to put a stop to it, writing on Twitter: “Not for much longer…me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up philip!”

It’s unclear whether Rihanna will be successful. As The Washington Post points out, it can be difficult—though possible—for artists to prevent candidates and politicians, like Trump, from playing their music at campaign events. Trump’s team has cut Neil Young from the rally playlist at the artist’s request, but continues to play Rolling Stones music despite the band’s demands for him to stop. This is largely due to the complex network of licensing and performance rights.

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At this point, Trump should just stick to playing Ted Nugent, 3 Doors Down, and various John Phillips Souza marches.