Rapper Dr. Dre has claimed that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene used his song in a political video without his consent. In the video, the Republican lawmaker touted her political prowess.
The Georgia congresswoman posted the clip on her social feeds, where she was seen strutting through the halls of Congress, boasting about the fact that she helped Rep. Kevin McCarthy elected as House Speaker after 13 rounds of voting.
Throughout the video, which also saw Greene getting a call from “DT” (Donald Trump), Dr. Dre’s Still D.R.E. was playing in the background.
Dre told TMZ he never gave the green light for the GOP member to use his music. “I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one,” the music producer said. As a result, Dre wasn’t thrilled about the collaboration without his knowledge.
As to whether Dre plans to sue Greene, there is still no information about it. Republican politicians have long used popular songs to promote their agendas for years, including former President Donald Trump, who would often use unapproved music at his rallies.
However, Dre’s fans have urged the rapper to take some action. “Where’s dr Dre’s estate / lawyers/ attorneys to file a cease and desist on this parasite co opting his music?” one Twitter user said, while another stated, “Music copyright people: Can Dr. Dre’s attorneys nuke her from orbit for this? He still owns these masters, I believe.”
Another user wrote, “Dr Dre. and Majorie Taylor Green beef certainly wasn’t on my 2023 bingo card.” One more coted, “Politicians using Dr. Dre’s music is wild! We really are on an alternative timeline. Smh. Take this shit down Greene.”