Eminem doesn’t want Republican challenger Trump to sing his songs
August 29, 2023 – 06:13
Eminem’s lawyers have sent a letter to Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy asking him to stop singing Eminem’s songs. Written by BBC.
Biotech entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy, who wants to run for president instead of Donald Trump, improvised at the Iowa State Fair and began singing “Lose Yourself.” Then Eminem’s record company BMI reacted to this. As of the date of the letter, August 23, the publisher considers it copyright infringement if Eminem’s musical compositions are used in the Vivek 2024 campaign.
A spokesperson for Ramaswamy said the company would comply with the request and would no longer use Eminem’s songs. Ramaswamy’s spokesperson also quoted another Eminem song for all of this: “Vivek just got on stage and he’s just let loose. To the chagrin of Americans we’ll have to leave the rap for The Real Slim Shady.”
Ramaswamy, 38, did unexpectedly well in the Republicans’ first televised debate, as the Indian-born businessman did everything he could to focus attention on himself, including divisive remarks and a hard line in favor of Trump.
Ramaswamy called climate change a hoax and said the United States should stop supporting Ukraine. And when it came to a show of hands to indicate which candidates would support Trump even if he were convicted, Ramaswamy’s hand rose even faster.