A post on the president’s official Snapchat account features Tip’s ‘Whatever You Like’ with parts of its lyrics being swtiched to diss the Democratic presidential candidate.
- May 27, 2020
AceShowbiz – Donald Trump is once again risking himself of getting hit with allegation of illegal use of an artist’s work to attack his political enemy, Joe Biden. In a sly move likely to appeal to young demographic, the president’s reelection campaign team has repurposed T.I.‘s “Whatever You Like” as a diss song aimed at the Democratic presidential candidate.
On Trump’s official Snapchat account, his team posted slideshow of images of Biden with T.I.’s song playing in the background. However, instead of its original lyrics, “I want yo’ body, need yo’ body/ Long as you got me you won’t need nobody,” Trump’s clip has T.I. saying, “I don’t want Joe Biden, need Joe Biden/ As long as you got me you won’t need Joe Biden.”
T.I. has not publicly responded to Trump’s use of his song, but it’s safe to say that he won’t be happy about it. The rapper previously made public of his disapproval of the president when he was elected into the office in 2016.
“Donald Trump, this message is for you. My name is Clifford ‘T.I.P.” Harris,” the Atlanta rapper said in a clip posted on Instagram at the time. “I say this as nonviolently but unapologetically as possible. F**k you and f**k what you stand for. Nobody who support me will support you.”
Last September, he also spoke against what Trump stands for while criticizing conservative figure Candace Owens‘ support for the president. “When you say ‘Make America Great Again,’ which period are we talking about?” he said. “The period when women couldn’t vote, the period when we were hanging from trees, or the crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make America like again?”
Meanwhile, social media users have called out Trump and his team for the use of T.I.’s song, with one remarking, “Wheww the desperation.” Some others predicted it’s only a matter of time before Tip slammed Trump for the unauthorized use of his song.
“T.I. Bout to turn his vernacular up …dictionary in hand!” one wrote. Another commented, “I need @troubleman31 to come through with a strongly worded cease and desists! Expeditiously.”
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