Following the synagogue shooting that took place in Pittsburgh on Saturday (October 27), President Trump spoke at a rally being held in Illinois, where the song “Happy” by Pharrell was played.
<a href=”https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/pharrell-williams-sends-trump-legal-threat-letter-playing-happy-synagogue-shooting-1156155?utm_source=Direct&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral&utm_source=t.co&utm_medium=referral” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>The Hollywood Reporter, </a>claims that Pharrell has issued a cease and desist letter to Trump so that his music won’t be used again.
“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,” Howard King, Pharrell’s attorney wrote in the letter.
King explained Pharrell “has not and will not grant Trump permission to publicly perform or otherwise disseminate his music…”
Pharrell becomes another one of the many musicians to issue cease and desist letters to Trump, which includes Aerosmith and R.E.M.