American politician Marjorie Taylor Greene, also known by her initials MTG, has agreed to stop using Dr. Dre’s music in one of her congressional videos.
The far-right conspiracy theorist used the rapper’s song Still Dr. Dre in her Twitter video celebrating Kevin McCarthy’s election – she posted a video of herself walking through the halls of Congress in slow motion and smiling at the results.
“They can’t stop what’s coming,” her caption read on Twitter.
Watching her video, the American rapper, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young expressed his displeasure and stated that he doesn’t allow this.
“I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one.”
According to Los Angeles Times, his disapproval didn’t stop there.
“Dre’s legal team sent Greene a cease-and-desist letter Monday afternoon, The Times confirmed. The letter, obtained by The Times, accuses Greene of “wrongfully exploiting this work through the various social media outlets to promote [her] divisive and hateful political agenda.”
“The letter claimed that Greene’s use of “Still D.R.E.” constitutes copyright infringement and that the rapper “has not, and will never, grant [Greene] permission to broadcast or disseminate any of his music.”
The letter continued, “One might expect that, as a member of Congress, you would have a passing familiarity with the laws of our country. It’s possible, though, that laws governing intellectual property are a little too arcane and insufficiently populist for you to really have spent much time on.”
“We’re writing because we think an actual lawmaker should be making laws not breaking laws, especially those embodied in the constitution by the founding fathers.”
It further demanded that the politician would immediately cease and desist from using any more of Dre’s work in the future.
Following his fiery move, the politician responded with a statement.
“While I appreciate the creative chord progression, I would never play your words of violence against women and police officers and your glorification of the thug life and drugs,” she told TMZ.
Following the fiasco, the video was removed from her Twitter.
Many Social media users expressed their opinions on the matter and took to Twitter to praise the rapper for his boss move.
“Marjorie Taylor Greene has been locked out of her Twitter account and her new video has been removed after Dr. Dre took legal action against her for using his music without permission. His letter is amazing,” podcaster Brian Tyler Cohen tweeted.
“The letter to Marjorie Taylor Greene from attorneys representing Dr. Dre did not disappoint. Do you think Dre had to pay extra from the last part?” another user sarcastically asked.
“BREAKING: Dr. Dre drops legal bomb on Marjorie Taylor Greene with a blistering cease-and-desist letter to stop using his music or face copyright infringement suit. “We’re writing because we think an actual lawmaker should be making laws not breaking laws…” Mic, dropped,” said Lawyer, Tristan Snell.
“I love Dr Dre’s letter to Marjorie Taylor Greene. What a fantastic takedown! He left no crumbs. It’s such a deeply satisfying read!” a woman’s rights activist wrote on Twitter.
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