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Rihanna vows that her songs will never again play at Trump’s ‘tragic rallies’

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Rihanna vowed on Sunday night that she won’t allow her songs to be played at another one of President Trump’s “tragic rallies.”

The pop star responded to a tweet from Washington Post correspondent Philip Rucker at a Trump rally in Tallahassee.

{mosads}He said Rihanna’s song “Please Don’t Stop the Music” was “blaring” in the stadium and that Trump aides were tossing free T-shirts into the crowd like at a baseball game.

“Not for much longer,” Rihanna responded on Twitter. “Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies, so thanks for the heads up Philip!”

Rihanna is an outspoken Democratic supporter who endorsed Andrew Gillum in the Florida governor’s race earlier Sunday. 

The “Umbrella” singer is not the first musician who has fought back against Trump using their songs during political rallies.

Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose tore into the president on Sunday for playing their music even after the band formally requested that he stop.

“Unfortunately the Trump campaign is using loopholes in the various venues’ blanket performance licenses which were not intended for such craven political purposes, without the songwriters’ consent,” Rose wrote on Twitter. “Can u say ‘shitbags?!’”

Other musicians include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Twisted Sister, Elton John and members of Prince’s estate.

Pharrell Williams reportedly sent Trump a cease and desist warning after his song “Happy” was played at a rally just hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. 

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