Dre recently went after Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, threatening her with legal action for using his music “to promote your divisive and hateful political agenda.”
According to report from TMZ, Howard King, Dre’s lawyer, wrote to Greene, stating that “Mr. Young [Dre] has not, and will never, grant you permission to broadcast or disseminate any of his music.”
Greene, as previously reported, shared a video of herself heading to the House floor on Monday, with Dre’s song “Still D.R.E.” playing in the background.
King sent a demand letter to Twitter, requesting that the corporation remove her tweet. Twitter, for its part, not only blocked the tweet, but also froze her account.
But Dre wasn’t finished. King’s lawyer was venomous in his attack on her, claiming “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.”
Dre and King were not done … “We’re writing because we think an actual lawmaker should be making laws not breaking laws, especially those embodied in the constitution by the founding fathers.”
Then there was the ultimatum… King asked that Green stop using Dre’s music and set a deadline… “please provide me with written confirmation that you have complied with these demands before January 11, 2023 by 5:00 pm EST.”
Before the letter was sent, Greene told TMZ, “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.”