The household of Isaac Hayes says they’re exploring authorized motion towards Donald Trump for the unauthorised use of a tune belonging to the late American songwriter.
On Tuesday, the previous US president introduced his bid for the White Home at his Mar-a-Lago mansion, Palm Seaside, Florida.
It was gathered that Trump ended his speech by enjoying ‘Maintain On I’m Comin’, the 1996 hit tune by Sam and Dave, the R&B duo.
The tune which had grow to be a trademark walkout tune for Trump during the last 12 months was written by David Porter and Hayes, who handed away in 2008.
In a Twitter put up, the singer’s household mentioned they didn’t give Trump permission to make use of the tune for his presidential bid announcement.
“As soon as once more, the property and household of Isaac Hayes DID NOT APPROVE of using ‘Maintain On I’m Coming’ by Sam and Dave by Donald Trump at his 2024 presidential announcement tonight,” the tweet reads.
“We’re exploring a number of authorized choices to cease this unauthorised use. Stopping a politician from utilizing your music will not be all the time a simple process.
“However we’re devoted to creating positive that Donald Trump doesn’t proceed to make use of ‘Maintain On I’m Coming’ written by Isaac Hayes and David Porter in additional rallies and public appearances.”
This stretches the record of artistes who’ve requested Trump to not play their songs at his political occasions.
In 2018, Rihanna warned the previous US president to cease enjoying her songs at what she described as his “tragic rallies”.
Pharrell Williams additionally cautioned Trump towards enjoying ‘Completely satisfied’, his hit tune, at his marketing campaign rallies. (The Cable)