By Annette Amondi
Singer Pharrel Williams says he is displeased with American President Donald Trump for using his song Happy at a rally last weekend.
The said rally was organized hours after a mass shooting at Pittsburgh Synagogue which left eleven people dead.
Pharrel through his management has asked that Trump stop using any of his songs.
“Pharrell has not, and will not, grant you permission to publicly perform or otherwise broadcast or disseminate any of his music,” Pharell’s lawyer Howard King, wrote in a cease-and-desist letter that was sent to Trump on Monday.
“On the day of the mass murder of 11 human beings at the hands of a deranged ‘nationalist’, you played his song Happy to a crowd at a political event in Indiana. There was nothing ‘happy’ about the tragedy inflicted upon our country on Saturday and no permission was granted for your use of this song for this purpose,” the letter read in part.
Trump has since defended his decision of playing the song at the rally.
He argued that allowing the attack to “change all our lives” would be a victory for the gunmen.
Pharell’s lawyer, King added that using Pharrell’s music without his consent amounted to copyright and trademark infringement.
Other American musicians have also opposed Trump for using their music at his events. These include Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler, Adele, the Rolling Stones and Queen.