Pharrell Williams to Trump: Stop using songs without permission

November 20, 2018 GMT

Pharrell Williams isn’t too “Happy” with President Trump.

A lawyer for the musician filed a cease and desist letter against the president Monday because Trump used Williams’ song “Happy” during a political rally in Indiana Saturday.

“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,” the letter, acquired by the New York Daily News, reads.

“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.”


Williams said Trump is not allowed to use any of his music without permission.

Robert Bowers, 46, could face the death penalty after being accused of shooting and killing 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue Saturday.

His victims range from 54 to 97 years old.

Several musicians have found issue with the president’s use of their songs, including Steven Tyler, Adele, Earth, Wind & Fire and Queen.