The latest of such artistes is the group known as the O’Jays, which appeared in St. Kitts on Saturday 25th June, when the 20th Annual Music Festival was held.
While in St. Kitts, two of the hot tracks that the group performed were Love Train and For the Love of Money. These are also the two tracks that the O’Jays have recently told Donald trump he cannot use and have taken strong measures through their lawyer.
In an article published in Entertainment Weekly, it was reported that Trump seems to be on the verge of running out of music options for his campaign.
“…at the Republican National Convention, the lyrics to the band’s No. 1 hit “Love Train” were remixed to “Trump Train,” without the band’s consent. Now another one of the R&B group’s songs, For The Love Of Money, has been used without their permission in a pro-Trump video from Rep. John Mica of Florida,” said Entertainment Weekly.
In the report it was said that in response to the latest use of their work, attorneys for the O’Jays‘ two founding members, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams, have sent a cease and desist letter to the congressman, as well as the Trump campaign courtesy of his campaign manager, Paul Manafort.
“We don’t appreciate having our music associated with a campaign that is hurtful to so many with whom we have common ground, “said Williams. “We’ve really had enough of this. I’m living proof that America is already great; I came from nothing and every day I feel blessed to live in the greatest country on earth. We support those who inspire in a positive way as opposed to bullying and using scare tactics,” quoted Entertainment Weekly.
Other groups that have issued warnings and told Trump to find other music and not use their work are Rolling Stones Adele and Aerosmith.
It was also reported that steps are being taken to remove the latest song, (For the Love of Money), from the video.