Eminem blocks US presidental hopeful from rapping his famous song on campaign

Eminem blocks US presidental hopeful from rapping his famous song on campaign

08/29/2023

Eminem has sent US presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy a cease-and-desist letter demanding him to stop using his music at his campaign rallies.

The 38-year-old investor rapped to the hip-hop superstar’s 2002 hit Lose Yourself at the Iowa State Fair Grounds earlier this month – and the rapper is not happy about it.

Eminem, 50 – real name Marshall Bruce Mathers III – got music licenser Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) to issue the letter to Ramaswamy on August 23, requesting he never perform his songs again to promote his bid to become president in 2024.

The document obtained by the Daily Mail read: ‘BMI will consider any performance of the Eminem Works by the Vivek 2024 campaign from this date forward to be a material breach of the Agreement for which BMI reserves all rights and remedies with respect thereto.’

A spokesperson for the political candidate reacted: ‘Vivek just got on the stage and cut loose. To the American people’s chagrin, we will have to leave the rapping to the real Slim Shady.’

It is not uncommon for musicians to issue such warnings to those gunning to be in power at The White House.

Metro.co.uk contacted Eminem’s reps for comment.

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