It follows the singer’s endorsement of Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, in this week’s midterm elections
Musicians are not happy about Donald Trump using their music at his rallies. Just days after it was revealed that Pharrell Williams was planning to sue the President for playing “Happy” at a rally just hours after the recent anti-Semitic Pittsburgh shootings, Rihanna has now made it clear that she doesn’t want her songs used to soundtrack his message.
On Sunday, the Washington Post’s White House Bureau Chief, Philip Rucker, tweeted: “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. Everyone’s loving it.”
Rihanna quote-tweeted Rucker’s comments and added her own response: “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!” (sic)
On Saturday, Rihanna threw her support behind Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for Florida governor, encouraging her fans to vote for him in Tuesday’s midterm elections. “If you’re tired of feeling like you don’t matter in the political process, know the most important thing you can do in supporting a candidate is finding someone who will take on critical issues such as: making minimum wage a livable wage, paying teachers what their worth, ensuring criminal justice reform, making healthcare a right, and repealing Stand Your Ground,” she wrote in her endorsement. Check it out below.