Wednesday Open Thread | Pharrell Williams threatens to sue Trump over use of ‘Happy’ at rally after Pittsburgh shooting

(CNN) Pharrell Williams isn’t too happy with President Donald Trump.

In a cease and desist letter sent Monday, Williams’ attorney Howard King called on the President to stop playing the hitmaker’s song “Happy” during events. The song was played at a rally over the weekend just hours after a gunman killed 11 people at a Pittsburgh synagogue.
“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,” King wrote in the letter. “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.”

King claims the use of “Happy” without consent constitutes both copyright and trademark infringement.
“Pharrell has not, and will not, grant you permission to publicly perform or otherwise broadcast or disseminate any of his music,” King wrote.
This is not the first time Trump has received flak from angry musicians after using their music without permission. The Rolling Stones, The O’Jays, Adele, Queen and several others have asked Trump to stop using their music as well.

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66 Responses to Wednesday Open Thread | Pharrell Williams threatens to sue Trump over use of ‘Happy’ at rally after Pittsburgh shooting

  1. rikyrah says:

    I read this three times before it sunk in


    Slate (@Slate) Tweeted:
    The Obamas have bought the rights to Michael Lewis’ book chronicling the chaos of the Trump administration:

  2. ametia says:

    Look @ this shit. These fuckers are sick criminals, trying everything to steal elections

  3. OMG! After 11 deaths this mofo is intent on inciting violence. Please lock him up!

  4. Ametia says:

    Do his sons need $$$$ Just wondering….

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  7. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : October 31, 2018

    Lycanthropy: noun lye-KAN-thruh-pee

    1 : a delusion that one has become a wolf

    2 : the assumption of the form and characteristics of a wolf held to be possible by witchcraft or magic

  8. Ametia says:

    Happy HUMP Day, Everyone! :)))

    • Liza says:

      I wouldn’t be surprised if he was still alive when they beheaded him. The Saudis really like to cut their enemies’ heads off. They think it is a just punishment for disagreeing with them.

    • Ametia says:



      Don’t let these fuckers STEAL OUR ELECTIONS

      See if the media covers it nationally, all the LONG ASS LINES GOING AROUND SEVERAL BLOCKS.

  9. rikyrah says:

    My oldest niece is going to have a baby any day now. She was due on the 22nd. I just want her to get here. We are not a big family . First baby in 10 years, since Peanut. She will be named after her great-grandmothers.

    We don’t even live in the same city, but I can’t wait to take some time off to go and meet her.👶👶😍

  10. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning,Everyone 😄😄😄

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