Marjorie Taylor Greene Takes It With Dr. Dre on: The Republican arsonist laments his “violence against women” and “glorification of the gangster life and drugs” — while the rapper threatens to sue her for using Still DRE in a video from the convention
- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed rapper Dr. Dre on Monday after hiring her for using a riff of his music in a video promoting the Republican majority in the House of Representatives
- “I would never play your words of violence against women and cops and your glorification of thug life and drugs,” Greene said of Dre
- She previously shared a video using part of “Still DRE,” which was removed from Twitter after Dr’s attorney was called in
Hotheaded Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene slammed rapper Dr. Dre on Monday after hiring her for using a riff of his music in a video courting the new house’s Republican majority.
“While I appreciate the creative chord progression, I would never play your words of violence against women and cops and your glorification of thug life and drugs,” Greene told TMZ and later tweeted.
On Monday morning, Greene posted a video of herself walking through her office building in the House of Representatives, on the phone with former President Donald Trump late Friday night, and taking a selfie with new House Representative Kevin McCarthy.
“It’s time to begin… and you can’t stop what’s coming,” she wrote, while the familiar tune of “Still DRE” played through the less than two-minute video.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene shared a video to social media on Monday of her smiling and walking down Capitol Hill to campaign for a majority in the new House of Representatives, while she greeted Dr. Dre’s riff “Still DRE” used throughout the nearly two-minute spot
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene tweeted a statement she made to TMZ as she met rapper Dr. Dre prosecuted after his attorney stalked him for using “Still DRE” in a video the Georgia Republican posted to social media on Monday
The lawyer of Dr. Dre got Twitter to take down the Georgia congresswoman’s video after she used a riff from “Still DRE” in a spot to promote the new Republican House majority
A lawyer for the rapper was able to get Twitter to pull down the video.
In its place, the social media site said, “This media has been taken down in response to a report from the copyright owner.”
A letter received by TMZ from Dr’s attorney shattered the Georgia legislature.
“You are unfairly featuring this work across social media to further your divisive and hateful political agenda,” wrote attorney Howard King.
King wrote that Dre, whose legal name is Andre Young, would never give Greene permission to use his music.
“One might expect that as a member of Congress, you would have only a passing familiarity with the laws of our country,” King said.
“Perhaps the intellectual property laws are a little too secretive and not enough populist for you to really dwell on them,” the attorney continued. “We write because we believe that an actual legislature should make laws that break no laws, particularly those enshrined in the Constitution by the Founding Fathers.”
King pointed out that United States copyright law prohibits politicians from using musicians’ songs for political campaigns unless the officer gets permission from the copyright owner — “a step you haven’t taken,” the attorney said to Greene.
“It is requested that you cease and desist any further unauthorized use of Andre Young’s music,” King said.
With that, Greene rapped Dre on Twitter, suggesting his 1990s gangsta-rap-era music was sexist and baseless.