NEW YORK, October 13th. / Tass /. The relatives of the singer Prince, who died in 2016, have asked to stop performing with his success Purple Rain in the meetings and political events of the President of the United States Donald Trump. This was announced by the TMZ news resource.
According to his information, the half-brother of musician Omarr Baker spoke on behalf of relatives. "The prince's heirs have never given permission to President Trump or the White House to use this song: the heirs demand that they stop it immediately," Baker cites the resource. He recalled that the Purple Rain composition of the 1984 studio album of the studio sounded last week at a show by the head of state with its supporters in Mississippi.
It was also noted that the singer Adele, Steven Tyler of the rock band Aerosmith, as well as representatives of Queen and The Rolling Stones appealed to Trump, when he was still a presidential candidate, with the request not to use their compositions during the his campaign.
Prince Rogers Nelson, who often appeared under the name of Prince – singer, multi-instrumentalist and virtuoso guitarist (33rd line in the list of "100 best guitarists of all time" according to Rolling Stone magazine). The sales of his albums all over the world exceed 100 million copies. The musician is a seven-time Grammy Award winner (1985 – three times, 1987, 2005 – twice, 2008), as well as an Oscar (1985) and Golden Globe (2007). His name is listed in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and in the R & B Music Hall of Fame.
Prins died on April 21, 2016 due to an accidental overdose of painkillers.