Rihanna is serious about her music usage.
Rihanna was not kidding when she said her music will no longer be played at any Donald Trump rally. "Me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies," Rihanna wrote on Twitter. Rihanna's team has already sent a cease and desist and now Broadcast Music, Inc (BMI) has also sent a letter to the president letting him know it's real.
In the past, the campaign was able to pay a blanket payment to the company to use any music under the company's umbrella, including Rihanna's. The company is saying Rihanna is no longer apart of that deal, for obvious reasons.
“BMI has received a communication from Robyn Fenty, professionally known as ‘Rihanna,’ objecting to the Trump Campaign’s use of Rihanna’s musical works,” the letter, obtained by Rolling Stone, reads. “As such … this letter serves as notice that Rihanna’s musical works are excluded from [an agreement between BMI and the Trump Campaign for song usage], and any performance of Rihanna’s musical works by the Trump Campaign from this date forward is not authorized by BMI.”