Popular rap star Eminem has formally asked Indian-origin Vivek Ramaswamy, who is trying to become the Republican Party’s candidate for the US presidential election, not to use his songs during the campaign. . This became evident from a letter made public on Monday.
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A video of Vivek Ramaswamy singing Eminem’s ‘Lose Yourself…’ at the Iowa State Fair, buoyed by his lead in the Republican primary race, went viral earlier this month.
In a letter first reported by the Daily Mail, the authenticity of which was confirmed to news agency AFP, music licensor Broadcast Music Inc (BMI) said it had received an official request from Eminem, demanding that The 38-Year-Old Cant Use His Music Now.
During his undergraduate studies at Harvard, Vivek Ramaswamy had a group that rapped the lyrics of liberal songs, and had the stage name ‘Da Vek’.
In 2006, Harvard’s student newspaper The Crimson jokingly published, “If you think Vivek G. Ramaswamy speaks brilliantly, you sure haven’t heard ‘The Wake’…”
The British musical group ‘The Rolling Stones’ even threatened to file a lawsuit if they did not stop playing their classic hit song ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want…’ during Trump’s campaign.