Pharrell Williams Sends President Trump Cease-and-Desist for Playing “Happy” at a Rally

Pharrell Willaims has warned President Trump to stop using his music after the president played “Happy” at a rally hours after the Pittsburgh Synagogue massacre.

According to the New York Daily News, an attorney representing Williams filed a cease-and-desist against the president, calling Trump out on his use of Williams’ hit song, “Happy” at a campaign rally held in Indiana. The upbeat song was played just hours after a white supremacist, Robert Bowers, allegedly shot and killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.

“On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist,’ you played [Pharrell’s] song ‘Happy’ to a crowd at a political event in Indiana,” Williams’ lawyer wrote, adding, “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 warns the president never use the artist’s songs for any purpose.

And Williams isn’t the only one who has warned Trump to desist from using their songs. Others include, Adele, Queen, Prince, and Earth, Wind & Fire, and more.

See the letter below.


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