Eminem to Vivek Ramaswamy: Stop rapping my lyrics on the campaign trail

Rapper Eminem has sent a message to 2024 Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy, telling him to cease rapping his lyrics while out on the campaign trail, the Daily Mail exclusively reported.

The rapper, also known as “Slim Shady,” contacted the music licenser BMI and asked that the Ramaswamy campaign’s license to use his music be revoked, according to the Mail’s report.

In a letter dated August 23, a representative for BMI informed the campaign’s lawyer that the label had ‘received communications from Marshall B. Mathers, III, professionally known as Eminem, objecting to the Vivek Ramaswamy campaign’s use of Eminem’s musical compositions (the “Eminem Works”) and requesting that BMI remove all Eminem Works from the Agreement.’

The correspondence goes on to say that ‘this letter serves as notice that the Eminem Works are excluded from the Agreement effective immediately.’

‘BMI will consider any performance of the Eminem Works by the Vivek 2024 campaign from this date forward to be a material breach of the Agreement for which BMI reserves all rights and remedies  with respect thereto,’ the letter read.

Video of Ramaswamy rapping the Eminem song “Lose Yourself” at the Iowa State Fair went viral earlier this month.

Read the full report over at the Daily Mail.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.