- American rapper Eminem has asked US presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy to stop rapping during the primaries.
- According to US media reports, Eminem has asked the responsible copyright company BMI to withdraw the license to use his music from Ramaswamy’s campaign.
“This letter serves as notification that Eminem’s work is excluded from the licensing agreement with immediate effect,” BMI said in a letter first published by Britain’s Daily Mail to Ramaswamy’s campaign lawyer on August 23.
And about two weeks ago, videos circulated online of the Republican rapper’s song “Lose Yourself” by Eminem at an event in Iowa, USA. The 38-year-old biotech entrepreneur has gained support among Republican voters in recent weeks and is seen as the surprise pick from the party’s primary campaign so far. However, opinion polls indicate that former President Donald Trump has a wide lead over all other Republican presidential candidates.
Ramaswamy sees it calmly
Ramaswamy himself reacted calmly to the warning. “Will the real Slim Shady please stand up?” He didn’t say exactly what I think he said, did he?”, quoting Eminem’s hit song “The Real Slim Shady” on the online platform X, formerly known as Twitter.However, a spokeswoman for Ramaswamy reportedly said the campaign would honor requests to stop Using Eminem’s music.
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