Pharrell Williams sent a legal warning to Donald Trump after the singer's "Happy One" was played at the Indian President's political event on Saturday, a rally that took place just hours after the shooting in Pittsburgh.
"On the day of the Mass murder of 11 people in the hands of a deranged nationalist, you have played his song" Happy "to a crowd at a political event in Indiana," William's lawyer Howard King wrote to Trump in the letter of omission ( via The Hollywood Reporter ).
"There was nothing 'happy' about the tragedy inflicted on our country on Saturday, and no permission was given to use that song for this purpose."
The letter with the Disclosure Statement continued: "Pharrell Williams is the copyright owner of" Happy, "with the exclusive right to use them, and Pharrell does not and will not give you permission to publicly present or otherwise distribute your music The Washington Post reported on Sunday that "Happy" was played at the rally in Indiana in support of Republicans Mike Bost
Williams is the latest artist to oppose Trump's legal action threatened by the president playing his music at his pre-midterm rallies: Earlier this month, Prince's Estate Trump asked "Purple Rain" to stop rallies, while Steven Tyler issued an injunction in August after Trump's rallying of Aerosmith "Livin 'on the Edge" had aired.