Rihanna-who wore a Hillary Clinton shirt on Election Day 2016 and who is an active supporter of Democratic Gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum-is one of several musicians who've had a few choice words about Trump using their songs at his rallies, including most recently Pharrell Williams and Axl Rose of Guns N' Roses.
After being made aware that "Don't Stop the Music" was being played at a Trump rally on Twitter, Rihanna was sure to make it known that she wants nothing to do with him.
The Barbadian artist, real name Robyn Fenty, has "not provided her consent" for Trump to use her music and "such use is therefore improper", the letter added.More news: Blizzard is working on multiple mobile games 'across all our IPs'
Rihanna is the latest celebrity to object to Trump using their music.
He also elaborated that this kind of attitude goes on to show that Trump along with a "majority of Republicans in Congress" are using music to further their agendas.
The blanket licenses in question, which are issued by performing-rights organisations (PROs) such as ASCAP and BMI and apply to the venues at which the rallies are taking place, do provide protections for the use of music that the PROs represent, leaving the artists little legal recourse short of withdrawing from the blanket license.
On Tuesday, Rhianna's lawyers sent a cease and desist letter to send Trump's legal team after he played "Don't Stop the Music" at his Sunday rally in Chattanooga, Tennessee.More news: New Falcons DE Bruce Irvin says Patriots offered more money
"Just so ya know".
The document states: "It has come to our attention that President Trump has utilised (Rihanna's) musical compositions and master recordings, including her hit track Don't Stop The Music, in connection with a number of political events held across the United States". "Can u say "shitbags?!"
"And when ur phone's blowin' up cuz peeps r seein'/hearin' Sweet Child on the news at a rally, as a band we felt we should clarify r position", tweeted Rose, who is encouraging fans to get out and vote.More news: Fossil Sport watch announced with Wear 3100 and ultra lightweight body