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Rihanna Demands Trump Stop Playing Her Music at His ‘Tragic Rallies’ – Gets Ruthless Response

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Donald Trump has another Hollywood foe coming after him. This time, it’s pop star Rihanna, who has the same beef with the president that Steven Tyler, frontman of the world famous Aerosmith band, had a couple months ago.

Just like Tyler, Rihanna doesn’t like Trump playing her song at his massive rallies, which there has been quite a few of in the final days before the midterms. Perhaps she’s just really jealous that he can fill a stadium ten times more full that her concerts can and she’s really just trying to capitalize off of his attention. Of course, she’d never admit that, even though her jealousy seemed to show when she called his enormous events “tragic.”

Rihanna got wind that her song “Don’t Stop the Music” had played at Trump’s Tennessee and pitched a fit. She demanded that he not use her music at any of his rallies and was immediately hit with a ruthless response to her whining.

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The Washington Post reports:

Hours before President Trump took the stage at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Sunday night, Rihanna’s “Don’t Stop the Music” reverberated through the 11,000-seat McKenzie Arena. “Trump’s rallies are unlike anything else in politics,” The Washington Post’s Philip Rucker wrote on Twitter, where he described the scene: staff members throwing Trump T-shirts into the crowd “like a ball game,” lines stretching out the doors.

“Keep on rockin’ to it,” Rihanna’s recorded voice sung out. “Please don’t stop the, please don’t stop the, please don’t stop the music.”

But when the pop star learned that her 2007 hit song had been featured at the rally, her response was unambiguous: She did, in fact, want the music to stop.

“Not for much longer,” she tweeted, in response to Trump using her song. “… me nor my people would ever be at or around one of those tragic rallies.”

The Barbadian singer can’t vote in the United States but has made no secret of her political leanings: She has been a vocal critic of the president. Last year, she called him an “immoral pig” after he signed an executive order banning citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States in January 2017 and criticized his response to Hurricane Maria’s devastation in Puerto Rico.

Weeks before the 2016 election, Rihanna was spotted wearing a T-shirt with a photograph of Hillary Clinton’s face screenprinted on it. After Trump’s inauguration, she showed up at the Women’s March in New York in a pink sweatshirt and matching tutu and dabbed in front of Trump Tower.

But can she actually stop Trump from playing her music?

The answer is complicated. When a politician wants to use a song as background music at a rally, their campaign needs a public performance license from the copyright holder of the musical composition, rather than one from the recording artist, intellectual property lawyer Danwill Schwender explained in a 2017 article in “American Music,” a scholarly journal published by the University of Illinois Press. Radio and TV ads are another story — the owner of the sound recording, typically the artist’s label, will need to license the song to the campaign.

In the United States, the copyrights for most musical compositions belong to one of two performance rights organizations: The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) or Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI), which administer 23.5 million songs between them. In 2012, BMI created a separate license for political entities, Schwender wrote, which allows musicians to opt out if they don’t want their songs used at rallies. ASCAP has a similar provision in place, according to NPR.

Musicians from Adele to Neil Young have requested that Trump stop playing their songs at his campaign stops, and some have taken advantage of that clause. In October 2015, Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler demanded that the Trump campaign stop playing “Dream On” at rallies, and BMI pulled public performance rights for the song. (Trump’s Aug. 21 rally in Charleston, W. Va., featured Aerosmith’s “Livin’ On the Edge,” prompting another cease-and-desist letter from Tyler.) Similarly, after the Republican National Convention licensed Queen’s “We Are the Champions” in 2016, the band chose to exclude the song from being used for future political events.

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Rush Limbaugh at a rally with President Trump in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Nov. 5, 2018 (video screenshot)

After years of saying he would never run for any political office, radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh is now open to the possibility, even if it’s the White House.

“I’m not flat-out saying no,” Limbaugh said in the final moments of his Wednesday broadcast when a caller urged him to seek the presidency once President Donald Trump has completed his service to the nation.

“I am deeply flattered,” Limbaugh said of the suggestion. “Before Trump, it would not have been possible.”

Limbaugh was acknowledging that Trump has pushed back so well against his political opponents, including the media, it has opened the door for a conservative such as himself to consider the idea.

“I’ve been speaking 15 hours a week for 30 years,” Limbaugh, noting there could be plenty of fodder for opposition research that could be used against him, such as his use of the word “Feminazi” to describe militant feminists.

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Limbaugh said most members of the media don’t even try to understand who Trump is or why people support him.

“They’re still on this quest to kill Trump as a human being … that he’s absolute human debris and has no business being alive.”

He said the media had little understanding or respect for their viewers, who happen to vote.

“All they’re doing is thinking you’re stupid and dumb and dangerous,” Limbaugh explained. “It really is a case study in watching these elitists.”

On the eve of Thanksgiving, Limbaugh thanked his audience for making him such a success, saying: “To this day, I am still so appreciative of all of the great things you have made possible for me and my family, and there’s no way of repaying it all.”

“Being an American is a treasure.”

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HUGE Sports Star Arrested On Attempted Murder Charge – Allegations Are Extremely Disturbing

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UFC star Arnold Berdon was arrested and charged with the attempted murder of his wife and fellow fighter, Rachael Ostovich.

Ostovich was hospitalized Sunday after the alleged beating, and now it looks like the police have taken the next step in their criminal investigation.

TMZ reported the following late Tuesday night:

Cops in Honolulu opened a domestic violence investigation earlier this week … and now police officials tell us 27-year-old Arnold Berdon — Ostovich’s husband and father of her child — was arrested Tuesday evening on suspicion of second-degree attempted murder.

Berdon — a fighter himself who holds a 7-2 record — is still in custody at the Honolulu PD main station.

He has not yet appeared before a judge … where bail could be set.

It seemed like this was bound to happen given the reporting TMZ has been doing over these past couple of days. Yesterday, Ostovich got a restraining order until May 18, 2019, and now, her husband has been taken into custody on an extremely serious charge.

According to the same TMZ report, he could get up to life in prison if he’s convicted. The extent of Ostovich’s injuries still aren’t public yet, but it had been reported that there are broken bones in her face.

She also had an Instagram post early Wednesday morning that seemed to appear to be her asking for prayers.All the way around, this is just a terrible situation. Ostovich is a rising star that was supposed to fight Paige VanZant January 19. Obviously, that’s not going to happen anymore.

At this point, she should just hope to get healthy and let the justice system handle everything else.

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