You might have figured that Donald Trump’s favorite music to listen to is the sound of his own voice and 25% less of Taylor Swift. *eye-roll*. But you were wrong! It pains me to type but Trump is a Prince fan. (Ugh, he probably likes “Batdance.”) You know those “rallies” that Trump holds around the country to supposedly support a GOP candidate but are actually to let him jerk his ego off publicly by reliving his election win and bloviating to his supporters like it’s still 2016? Yeah, those. Well, Prince’s song “Purple Rain” is on the playlist of songs they play at them. And Prince, who left us for the Paisley Park in Heaven on April 21, 2016, didn’t give permission for that before he strutted his low-heeled boots off of this plain. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Prince’s estate has asked Trump to stop. Oh no, let’s go!
“Purple Rain” was played by Trump’s people as recently as last week’s rally in South Haven, Missouri. Prince’s half-brother Omarr Baker retweeted the family’s statement to Trump.
“The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or The White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
— Omarr Baker (@PRNFamily) October 12, 2018
Neither The White House nor an attorney for the estate returned the Associated Press’ request for a comment. Sarah “Aunt Lydia” Huckabee Sanders couldn’t find time in her busy “scolding reporters for doing their jobs as if we live in an autocracy now” schedule to make up some lie?
Not-So-Fun-Fact: In the 90s, Prince wrote a song called “Donald Trump” (!!!) that hopefully, Trump will never find out about because the lyrics would make him nut all over himself.
“Purple Rain” is actually a fitting song to play at a Trump rally. According to His Royal Badness, he wrote it about the end of the world. And it does seem like we’ve been on a slow roll downhill towards that moment since December 19, 2016.