Pharrell Williams Sends Trump A Cease And Desist; Stop Playing ‘Happy’ At Rallies

Contributed by Shawna Mizelle

Rapper, producer, and fashion connoisseur Pharrell has sent President Donald Trump a cease and desist order for playing his song “Happy” at rallies. The Los Angeles Times reported Pharell’s lawyer sent the order out on Monday citing the song was played at a presidential rally the same day 11 people were murdered at a synagogue in Pittsburgh.

“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 order reads.

Yesterday in a press conference White House Press Secretary, Sarah Sanders, condemned the attacks saying, “Our hearts ache for every person who lost a loved one. The 11 Jewish Americans who were horribly murdered represented the very best of our nation.”

Pharell joins a list of many artists who have demanded President Donald Trump stop playing their music. As previously reported by WHUR most recently the Prince estate demanded Trump stop playing Purple Rain at his rallies. Other artists include Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, and Neil Young.

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