T.I. is working expeditiously to block the unauthorized use of “Whatever You Like” in President Trump’s re-election campaign.
President Donald Trump posted an edited video on his official Snapchat page dissing Joe Biden by misrepresenting T.I.’s lyrics in ‘Whatever You Like,” re-purposing them to suit his message.
“I don’t want Joe Biden, need Joe Biden, as long as you’ve got me you don’t need Joe Biden,” wrote Trump on the video, rolling along to the #1 song’s melody.
T.I. has previously expressed his distaste for the forty-fifth President of the United States and it didn’t take long for him to issue an official statement on the unauthorized use of his song.
“Trump and his team (out of desperation for his campaign) have circulated a campaign video post throughout social media that includes the unauthorized use of T.I.’s song “Whatever You Like,” along with edited images of him and Joe Biden. The video distorts lyrics from his #1 charting song by misrepresenting the lyrics through text language and distortion of his recorded voice,” said a representative for the rapper.
“It goes without saying, that T.I. would not in any way ever support the divisive policies and destructive propaganda of Trump. The people of our country deserve far better than this.
Be clear, he does not authorize it or consent to the use of his song to falsely suggest any endorsement of President Trump or to attack Joe Biden. It is sad, but expected, that this President would stoop so low to use his property without authority to manipulate the community. T.I.’s legal team and media partners are already moving Expeditiously to block this unauthorized use and set the record straight in no uncertain terms!”