The Prince Estate hits out at Trump for using ‘Purple Rain’ at Minneapolis rally
In a damning social media post last night, the estate of the late, great Prince has again moved to dissociate itself from President Trump after the 45th used one of Prince’s songs at a rally in Minneapolis.
Trump was said to have played ‘Purple Rain’ at a rally in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis on Thursday night, and, by doing so, had broken a previously held agreement between Trump’s campaign and the estate. It has seen Prince’s Estate take to social media to call out the President.
In a message shared on Prince’s official Twitter account, the estate shows a letter sent last year to Trump’s campaign. In it, the Estate request that none of Prince’s songs are used in connection with the President, a request that was seemingly agreed to by Trump’s people.
Now, Trump has broken the agreement and left at least a few representatives of his with egg on their face as Prince’s people go very public with the matter. Not only sharing that: “The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.” but the letter dated back in 2018, in full.
Read the letter below.
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 Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs. pic.twitter.com/FuMUPzSWOe