Dr. Dre Slams Far-Right Politician Over Unauthorized Song Use
It looks like Dr. Dre may have ignited some beef with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), a major figure in far-right politics who closely aligns herself with Donald Trump.
Dr. Dre Takes Issue With Marjorie Taylor Greene Using ‘Still D.R.E.’
The situation unfolded on Monday after Marjorie uploaded a since-disabled video that showed her confidently walking around the U.S. Capitol and relishing in Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) being elected as the new Speaker of the House of Representatives. Notably, the video had “Still D.R.E.” by Dr. Dre playing in the background.
Shortly after Marjorie’s upload, Dr. Dre let it be known that he was not pleased with the unauthorized use of his song, and he went in on the controversial politician!
In a statement to TMZ, Dr. Dre flat-out said, “I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one.”
It was also around this time that the rapper’s team reached out to Twitter in order to remove Marjorie’s video.
The politician soon responded by bashing Dr. Dre’s character as well.
“While I appreciate the creative chord progression, I would never play your words of violence against women and police officers, and your glorification of the thug life and drugs.”
Marjorie also shared a screenshot of her statement to Twitter, cheekily writing, “The next episode..”
The next episode.. pic.twitter.com/o6g2WVxYBu
— Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 9, 2023
Dr. Dre’s Attorney Pops Off In A Cease & Desist
Attorney Howard King, Dr. Dre’s lawyer, ultimately issued a cease and desist on behalf of his client, in which Marjorie was accused of “wrongfully using [‘Still D.R.E.’] to promote [her] divisive and hateful political agenda.”
We also have to note that the lawyer read 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.”
While the cease and desist asks that Marjorie respond by Thursday, it seems like the message radiated loud and clear.
The politician hasn’t issued any further commentary on the matter.
What do you think about the situation between Dr. Dre and Marjorie Taylor Greene? Additionally, would you be here for more crossover drama between rappers and political figures?