T.I. has been a harsh critic of President Trump. So when we heard the Trump campaign repurposed Tip's hit track "Whatever You Like" to attack Joe Biden, we were pretty sure T.I. didn't approve.
This man Trump DID NOT just use TI’s “Whatever You Like” as an ad against Joe Biden 😭😭😭😭😭— T̵O̷M̴I̷E̶ (@TheOnlyTomie) May 26, 2020
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"I don't want Joe Biden, need Joe Biden, as long as you've got me you don't need Joe Biden," spit the Trump campaign Tik Tok.
Tip's lawyers have now made it clear they are ready to shut Trump's use of the track down.
"Trump and his team (out of desperation for his campaign) have circulated a campaign video post throughout social media that includes the unauthorized use of T.I.’s song “Whatever You Like,” along with edited images of him and Joe Biden. The video distorts lyrics from his #1 charting song by misrepresenting the lyrics through text language and distortion of his recorded voice," said a representative for the rapper.
"It goes without saying, that T.I. would not in any way ever support the divisive policies and destructive propaganda of Trump. The people of our country deserve far better than this.
Be clear, he does not authorize it or consent to the use of his song to falsely suggest any endorsement of President Trump or to attack Joe Biden. It is sad, but expected, that this President would stoop so low to use his property without authority to manipulate the community. T.I.’s legal team and media partners are already moving Expeditiously to block this unauthorized use and set the record straight in no uncertain terms!"