Pharrell Williams sent Donald Trump a cease and desist letter after the President’s team played the song ‘Happy’ at a rally just hours after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre.
The triple-platinum selling hit was played at a rally in Indiana just hours after deranged gunman Robert Bowers, 56, shot and killed 11 people and injured six more at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Now the singer has expressed his anger over the decision and his lawyer has sent a cease and desist letter to Trump requesting that the song not be played at any future events.
The letter, which was seen by the Hollywood Reporter, reads:
‘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’.
His lawyer Howard King said Williams has not and will not grant Trump permission to publicly perform or otherwise disseminate his music.