ap legend Dr Dre has forced a prominent far-right Republican politician to remove one of his songs from a promotional video.
Marjorie Taylor Greene posted the nearly two-minute video on Monday morning to celebrate her role in electing fellow GOP lawmaker Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House.
In the clip, the outspoken lawmaker from Georgia walks out of her office in slow motion to the hit rap track “Still D.R.E.” featuring Snoop Dogg.
Greene then walks the halls of Congress and boards an elevator – still in slow motion, and eventually in black and white.
The video has since been removed from Twitter “in response to a report from the copyright owner”.
Dr Dre later issued a scathing public attack on the “divisive” politician.
“I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one,” the rapper and producer told TMZ on Monday morning.
Dre’s lawyers then sent Greene a letter accusing her of “wrongfully exploiting” his music “to promote [a] divisive and hateful political agenda”.
The letter said that Greene’s use of Still D.R.E. constituted copyright infringement and that the rapper “has not, and will never, grant [Greene] permission to broadcast or disseminate any of his music”.
“One might expect that, as a member of Congress, you would have a passing familiarity with the laws of our country. 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,” the letter continued.
They demanded that Greene “cease and desist from any further unauthorised use” of Dre’s work, and to confirm that she had complied with the request by Wednesday evening.
The politician hit back, saying she would never play his music as he promotes “violence against women”.
“While I appreciate the creative chord progression, I would never play your words of violence against women and police officers, and your glorification of the thug life and drugs,” she told TMZ.