Prince Estate Calls Out Trump For Playing “Purple Rain” At Rally

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“The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs,” the Estate wrote on Twitter.

Donald Trump‘s team violated an agreement made with the Prince Estate in 2018 when they played the Prince‘s song “Purple Rain” at a rally in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Thursday.

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Later that Thursday, the Estate took to Twitter to share the agreement made with legal representatives for Trump’s campaign, where they said they would not use any Prince songs in connection with Trump campaign events. The agreement came about after Trump used “Purple Rain” during his pre-Election Day rallies.

“President Trump played Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince’s music,” the Estate tweeted. “The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.”

In the letter, it can be seen that the campaign agreed to observe the Estate’s request.

“Your letter requests, on behalf of the Estate of Prince Rogers Nelson (‘Prince’) that the Campaign refrain from using Prince’s ‘Purple Rain,’ or any other Prince music in connection with Campaign rallies or other Campaign events,” the letter  read. “Without admitting liability, and to avoid any future dispute, we write to confirm that the Campaign will not use Prince’s music in connection with its activities going forward.”

Fans also objected against the track being played at the rally.

Elijah C. Watson

Elijah Watson serves as Okayplayer's News & Culture Editor. When he's not writing he's listening to Sade and crying or watching My Hero Academia with his partner.

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