05/11/2018 10:27 GMT

Rihanna Issues Typically Withering Response After Learning Her Song Was Played At 'Tragic' Trump Rally

She's the latest star to condemn the president for using her music without permission.

Rihanna has vowed her music will no longer be allowed to be played at what she has dubbed Donald Trump’s “tragic” rallies, after discovering that her song was featured at one of his events.

In the early hours of Monday morning, Rihanna responded to a tweet from journalist Philip Rucker describing the scene at one of Trump’s rallies, which read: “It’s been said a million times, but here’s a million and one — Trump’s rallies are unlike anything else in politics.

“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.”

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The tweet added: “Everyone’s loving it.”

Just over an hour later, Rihanna issued a response, declaring: “Not for much longer.”

She added: “Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up Philip!”

Rihanna is one of a growing list of stars who have forbidden Donald Trump from playing their music at his rallies, the most of recent of whom was Pharrell Williams.

Pharrell sent the POTUS a cease and desist letter last week, after his tune ‘Happy’ was played at a Trump rally on the same day as the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.

Last month, Trump faced similar calls from the family of Prince, who were upset that he had played ‘Purple Rain’ at a rally, requesting that he “cease all use immediately”.


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Michael Stipe

Former R.E.M. singer Michael Stipe issued a statement telling the former businessman to “go fuck himself”, making it clear he did not support his political ideologies, after discovering ‘It’s The End Of The World As We Know It’ had soundtracked one of the events.

Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, meanwhile, sent Trump his own cease and desist letter earlier this year, when he became concerned that the President’s use of his music to rouse crowds at his rallies might make them believe that he supports or endorses what he stands for.

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