2 singers have already slammed Trump for using their songs at a rally

Junie Sihlangu
Nov 06, 2018
05:56 P.M.

Axl Rose, the lead singer for Guns ‘N Roses was alerted by fans that the band’s 1987 hit “Sweet Child o’ Mine” was being played at a Trump rally. The news didn’t go down well with the artist.


The artist took to Twitter on Sunday to berate President Donald Trump for his actions. He also explained where he and the band stood on the matter.

In his tweet, Axl Rose, 56, revealed that Guns ‘N Roses had “formally requested” that President Donald Trump stop playing their songs at his rallies. Rose explained that the band’s members were “opposed to the unauthorized use of their music at political events.”

According to the artist, the reason why Trump still plays their music was that venues have different licenses when it comes to playing music. So campaigns take advantage of “loopholes” to play what they want.


For more on this story go to our Twitter account @amomama_usa. Rose further explained that these licenses “were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent.”

He revealed that he was speaking up against the use of their songs to “clarify [their] position” on the matter. Later on the same day, the artist tweeted that he welcomed fans from all political ideologies to listen to and enjoy Guns N’ Roses.


However, he insisted that it wouldn’t stop him from opposing Trump. Last week the singer posted a photo of his absentee ballot on Twitter.

The caption on the image revealed that he was voting for a Democrat for the midterms. Another artist who isn’t happy with the president playing their songs at his rallies is Rihanna.

When she discovered that Trump had been playing her song “Please Don’t Stop the Music,” she took to Twitter to express herself.


She wrote:

“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!”


The Philip she mentioned in her post was Philip Rucker who initially tweeted sharing that Rihanna’s song was being played at a rally in Chattanooga and “Everyone’s loving it.”

It wasn’t clear if the singer planned to send Trump a cease-and-desist letter or what action she planned on taking against him. Last week, Pharrell Williams sent the president a cease-and-desist letter for playing his song, “Happy” at his rallies.

Source: Twitter/Axl Rose

Source: Twitter/Axl Rose

The song was played just hours after the deadly shooting at a Pittsburgh synagogue that left 11 people dead. Part of the letter shamed Trump for his timing saying:

“There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song.”

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