It appears that Dr. Dre and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), a prominent member of the far right and a staunch ally of Donald Trump, may have had a disagreement. As the new Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), was being elected on Monday, Marjorie posted a video of herself striding boldly around the U.S. Capitol, which has since been deleted. Notably, Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.” was playing throughout the video. Soon after Marjorie uploaded her music, Dr. Dre publicly voiced his displeasure with it being used without permission and attacked the divisive politician!
Dr. Dre blatantly stated, “I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and bigoted as this one,” in a statement to TMZ.
Around this time, the rapper’s crew contacted Twitter to request that Marjorie’s video be taken down. The politician quickly retaliated by criticizing Dr. Dre’s persona as well. “Even while I like the inventive chord progression, I would never play lyrics that glorify drug use, violence against women, and police officers.” Additionally, Marjorie tweeted a screenshot of her statement with the ironic caption “The next episode. ” Dr. Dre’s attorney, Howard King, eventually sent Marjorie a cease and desist letter accusing her of “wrongfully utilizing [“Still D.R.E. “] to promote her divisive and bigoted political agenda.” We must also mention that the attorney checked Marjorie for filth.
“One might expect that, as a member of Congress, you would have a passing familiarity with the laws of our country. It’s possible, though, that laws governing intellectual property are a little too arcane and insufficiently populist for you to really have spent much time on. We’re writing because we think an actual lawmaker should be making laws not breaking laws, especially those embodied in the constitution by the founding fathers.”
The cease and desist letter requests a response from Marjorie by Thursday, but it appears that Marjorie got the message. The politician hasn’t added any more comments to the conversation. – Steve Sijenyi