Prince's family doesn't want "Purple Rain" played ahead of calls for a "red wave."
"The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or The White House to use Prince's songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately," tweeted Prince's half-brother Omarr Baker in a statement on behalf of the musician's estate. Prince died in 2016.
📬— Omarr Baker (@PRNFamily) October 12, 2018
“The Prince Estate has never given permission to President Trump or The White House to use Prince’s songs and have requested that they cease all use immediately.”
The 1984 No. 2 hit has been played ahead of Trump's rallies, including earlier this week.
The Associated Press reported neither an attorney for the estate nor a White House spokeswoman immediately responded to inquiries.
According to Rolling Stone, "Purple Rain" isn't alone. The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Tom Petty, and Aerosmith have all reportedly asked Trump to stop using their music.
Trump appeared at four rallies last week and so far this week, held rallies in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Iowa to rev up crowds, part of an ambitious campaign schedule to support Republican candidates ahead of the midterm elections. He is scheduled to hold a rally in Topeka on Saturday.