Pharrell just slammed Donald Trump with a cease and desist after it was revealed his song “Happy” was being played at Trump’s Indiana rally — just hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue murders.
The letter reads:
“On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played his song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana. There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose.”
The letter further states that the use of song without Pharrell’s consent constitutes both copyright and trademark infringement.
Other artists have also made similar requests, including Prince’s estate after Trump played “Purple Rain” at a rally.