T is for trouble and trouble is Trump. Everlast, the singer and songwriter for American hip-hop group House of Pain, has ordered Donald Trump to stop using the band’s huge hit “Jump Around” at the presidential hopeful’s rallies.
Trump has been using the track with its high-energy appeal as part of the soundtrack for many of his political events.
But that’s about to stop. Everlast, AKA Erik Schrody, posted a message to Trump via Twitter, on Monday night April 4th, telling him to expect a cease-and-desist letter in order to prevent him from continuing to use the track.
The tweet went as follows:
Hey @realDonaldTrump stop using my song jump around at your rallies you piece of shit. Cease and desist is coming you scumbag.
— Mr. Whitefolks (@OGEverlast) April 5, 2016
He went on to share his thoughts on Instagram:
I’ve been informed @realDonaldTrump is using Jump Around at his rallies. Stop playing my song you ignorant racist piece of s**t lawyers are already on it. I don’t want your money no amount you offer will get the license. I would love to meet you and smack that comb over right off your scalp you scumbag!!! @realdonaldtrump #f**kdonaldtrump @yg @nipseyhussle
And on Facebook:
“Donald Trump is a piece of human s**t and will be getting a cease and desist for using Jump Around. F**K DONALD TRUMP.”
Schrody was alerted to Trump using the iconic “Jump Around” a few days ago when he received a CNN video from a rally on Twitter. He then told Billboard.com he had to say something because he was so disgusted that the band’s track was being used in that way.
Schrody said: “This guy is supposedly this really good businessman, which is the biggest load of s**t ever,” he told Billboard. “The smartest businessman in the world should know that you have to license this music if it makes an appearance on TV with you, and they’re making appearances on TV – so you’re a moron. And the reason he doesn’t ask anybody – a lot of people have asked him to cease and desist – is because every f**king person would say, ‘No, f**k you,’ except for whatever right-wing country artist wants to give him the song, and I don’t even think there’s many of them.”
This isn’t the first time Trump has had a cease-and-desist from an artist, Aerosmith, Neil Young and R.E.M have all insisted via lawyers that “The Donald” stop using their songs at campaign events and rallies. In February, Adele also revealed via her spokesperson that she had in no way given him permission to use her hits “Rolling in the Deep” and “Skyfall” for his rallies.
Schrody has already started legal proceedings to issue a cease-and-desist to Trump but it will end there. He said suing the politician would be a “a scumbag Donald Trump move.”
He also added that it was no mistake that Trump had chosen to use “Jump Around”, a hip-hop song by white rappers.
“That’s hip-hop, man, that is black culture – what the f**k do you think you’re doing with it?” he said. “He’s a f**king racist piece of s**t. That’s what he’s trying to do: One of the most well-known white hip-hop groups… they’re not stupid, the people around him. They’re trying to create these inroads to people’s demographic cubbyholes, so they can be like, ‘Yeah, we’re down with hip-hop. Yeah, we’re f**king cool.’ F**k that dude.
“I’ll smack that f**ker’s comb-over right off his f**king scalp. Like, for real, if I met Donald Trump, I’d punch him in his f**king face. And that’s not a joke. Even if he did become president – watch out, Donald Trump, because I will punch you in your f**king face if I ever meet you. Secret Service had better just f**king be on it. Don’t let me anywhere within a block. This is horrible.”