Eminem takes legal action against Vivek Ramaswamy over rapping his music at campaign events


The phony Slim Shady is taking a seat.

GOP governmental prospect Vivek Ramaswamy, who has actually required to rapping on the project path, seems pulling back after Grammy-award winning rap artist Eminem asked him to stop performing his tunes at project occasions.

” To the American individuals’s irritation, we will need to leave the rapping to the genuine slim dubious,” Tricia McLaughlin, a representative for the project, stated Monday night in a text.

In a cease-and-desist letter acquired by NBC News and initially reported by The Daily Mail, the carrying out rights company BMI informed Ramaswamy’s project Wednesday that it “has actually gotten an interaction from Marshall B. Mathers, III, expertly referred to as Eminem, challenging the Vivek Ramaswamy project’s usage of Eminem’s musical structures.”

” BMI will think about any efficiency of the Eminem Works by the Vivek 2024 project from this date forward to be a product breach of the Agreement for which BMI reserves all rights and treatments with regard thereto,” the letter stated.

Eminem performs during halftime at the Super Bowl in 2022.
Eminem carries out throughout halftime at the Super Bowl in2022 Wally Skalij/ Los Angeles Times through Getty Images

Ramaswamy, 38, reacted Monday on X: “Will The REAL Slim Shady Please Stand Up? He didn’t simply state what I believe he did, did he?”

The post describes among Eminem’s most pop music, “The Real Slim Shady,” launched in 2000.

BMI did not right away respond to an ask for remark.

Ramaswamy got headings when he rapped Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” onstage at the Iowa State Fair. An older video, from Ramaswamy’s senior year at Harvard University in 2006 when he rapped the 2002 struck under his phase name “Da Vek,” likewise went viral

Ramaswamy isn’t the very first governmental prospect to get pushback from artists over usage of their music. In 2015, Neil Young’s long time supervisor stated Donald Trump was not licensed to utilize “Rockin’ in the Free World” in his governmental candidateship statement. Fifteen years previously, George W. Bush was asked to stop playing the 1989 struck “I Won’t Back Down” by Tom Petty.

Chloe Melas

Chloe Melas is a home entertainment reporter for NBC News.

Katherine Koretski

Katherine Koretski is a 2024 NBC News project embed.

Alex Tabet

Alex Tabet is a 2024 NBC News project embed.

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