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Prince's estate objects (again) to Trump campaign playing 'Purple Rain' at rally

Posted October 11, 2019 1:11 a.m. EDT
Updated October 11, 2019 4:51 a.m. EDT

President Donald Trump holds a campaign rally at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Trump here framed the impeachment probe as an attempt to overturn the results of the 2016 election. “They want to erase your vote like it never existed, they want to erase your voice and they want to erase your future,” he told the crowd. (Doug Mills/The New York Times)

— President Donald Trump's musical selection during a rally in Minneapolis didn't sit well with Prince's estate Thursday night.

"Purple Rain" was played during the rally in the music legend's hometown and the estate was quick to respond with a tweet. "The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince's songs."

This isn't the first time the estate has asked the Trump campaign to stop playing Prince's music.

In the same tweet, the estate embedded a letter dated "October 15, 2018," showing the Trump campaign agreed to stop using Prince's music.

It reads: "... to avoid any future dispute, we write to inform that the Campaign will not use Prince's music in connection with its activities going forward."

The Trump campaign has heard this tune before. "Stop playing our music."

The list includes Ozzy Osbourne, Rihanna, Adele, Neil Young, George Harrison's estate, Steven Tyler and Pharrell Williams.

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