US rapper Eminem has asked Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy to stop using his music for the election campaign. A video of Ramaswamy rapping had previously gone viral.
The US authority responsible for copyright, BMI, said in a letter that the Daily Mail had initially reported and whose authenticity was confirmed to the AFP news agency that it had received “an official request” from Eminem. In it, he asks the 38-year-old politician not to use his pieces anymore.
earlier in the month had itself a video circulated on the internetin which Ramaswamy raps to Eminem’s play “Lose Yourself” at a carnival in Des Moines, Iowa.
Ramaswamy was already rapping under the stage name “Da Vek” while he was studying at Harvard. As the most dedicated Trump defender, the young biotech entrepreneur surprisingly made it to third place in polls of Republican candidates.
During the last two US elections, musicians such as Pharrell Williams, Rihanna, Aerosmith and Adele had complained that their songs were used at campaign events by ex-President Donald Trump without permission. The Rolling Stones have even threatened to sue if their well-known hit You Can’t Always Get What You Want is played at rallies.