He may have left our planet, but Prince is still the king of Minneapolis.
Purple One's ownership exploded Donald Trump after the president appeared at a Minnesota rally where "Purple Rain" was played without consent and after promises that would never happen.
On Thursday, .Trump and his advertising machine reached North Star State and tried to work the crowd with some hometown hits. Prince's 1984 classic could clearly be heard over the speakers during the early stages of the event.
Soon after, Prince's official Twitter account responded. "President Trump played Prince's" Purple Rain "tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis, despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince's music," the tweet says. "Prince Estate will never give President Trump permission to use Prince's songs."
If proof was needed, we obtained it. The Prince-owned tweet also featured a photo of a letter confirming that, almost a year ago, Trump's campaign "would not use Prince's music in connection with his activities going forward." Trump and Prince's people have history.
President Trump played Prince's "Purple Rain" tonight at a campaign event in Minneapolis, despite confirming a year ago that the campaign would not use Prince's music. Prince Estate will never give President Trump permission to use Prince's songs. pic.twitter.com/FuMUPzSWOe
– Prince (@prince) October 11, 2019
Trump's rallies are never without argument, and in Minneapolis the polarizing president was particularly excited for its first demonstration since House Democrats launched an impeachment inquiry.
For reasons we will never truly understand, real estate mogul and former reality show star have also reported some insults to Beyonce, Jay-Z and "little" Bruce Springsteen.