Dr. Dre wants to make one thing clear: he did not sign off on Marjorie Taylor Greene‘s use of “Still D.R.E.” in a recent promotional video. Speaking with TMZ, the rapper clarified that he does not “license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one.”
Dr. Dre’s comment is in reference to a post Greene shared Monday in which she celebrates Kevin McCarthy’s eventual speaker of the House win. In the clip, she’s captured walking the halls of Congress to the sounds of Dre and Snoop Dogg‘s 2001 song. It calls back to a photo of her during the speakership vote, where she showed support for McCarthy, before cutting to footage of McCarthy’s confirmation.
Dre has threatened Greene for using his music “to promote your divisive and hateful political agenda.” In a letter to the politician, Dre’s lawyer Howard King questioned Greene’s knowledge of U.S. law.
“One might expect that, as a member of Congress, you would have a passing familiarity with the laws of our country,” he wrote. “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.”
He continued, “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.”
King requested that Greene cease and desist from using Dre’s music and provide written confirmation by January 11 at 5 p.m. ET. He got Twitter to block the post; Greene’s Twitter account was also locked.
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