Rapper Eminem asks Republican Vivek Ramaswamy to not use his songs

Rapper Eminem has asked Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Remamswamy to stop using his music during his campaign. The rapper wrote the Republican a formal letter notifying the same. Ramaswamy was seen singing Eminem`s `Lose Yourself` at the Iowa State Fair and the video of the same went viral earlier this month. He was seen sharing the stage with Governor Kim Reynolds at the Fair. 

As reported by the Daily Mail, in the first letter, music licenser Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) stated that it had received an official request from Eminem demanding that the 38-year-old candidate no longer use his music. A representative from Ramaswamy`s campaign has verified this development to the Des Moines Register, a US-based newspaper.

Campaign spokesperson Tricia McLaughlin said, “Vivek just got on the stage and cut loose. To the American people’s chagrin, we will have to leave the rapping to the real Slim Shady.”

Ramaswamy, the political outsider, addressed his first Republican presidential primary debate on Wednesday where rivals — former New Jersey Governor Chris Christies, former Vice President Mike Pence and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley — gave him a tough fight The Telegraph reported.

Post debate, a confident Ramaswamy told reporters that only two candidates would be left in the race, which would be him and Trump.

When asked on GB News whether he would be “happy to be (Trump’s) VP”, Ramaswamy said: “See, this isn’t about me. If this were about me, sure. That’s a fine position for someone to have at my age.

“This is about reviving our country and I can only reunite this country if I’m doing it from the White House as the leader and the face of our movement.”

Ramaswamy added that he had “fresh legs” and was “almost half (Trump’s] age”, but would ask him to serve as “my most valued adviser” in the White House.
The 38-year-old entrepreneur did not rule out the possibility of teaming with Trump if the latter secured nomination for a third time, which stood in stark contrast to his earlier stance on being interested only in the presidency.

According to the Telegraph report, rumours of a joint ticket between the two rivals for the 2024 race emerged after Trump campaign’s praise for Ramaswamy in the Republican primary debate where he came up as a breakout star.

(With inputs from IANS)