Trump was in Prince’s hometown of Minneapolis Thursday at the Target Center. Before the rally started, “Purple Rain” played throughout the arena on loudspeakers.
The decision to play the famous Prince song pissed off the singer’s estate, who in a statement said, “President Trump played Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince’s music. The Prince Estate will never give permission to President Trump to use Prince’s songs.”
It was just last October when attorneys for Prince’s Estate fired off a letter to Trump’s team, demanding they never play a Prince song again. In a letter back to the estate, Trump’s campaign agreed to never play Prince again … but that agreement was broken Thursday.
It’s currently unclear what steps, if any, Prince’s legal team will take against Trump and his campaign.