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- Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene posted a video on Twitter using the instrumental of Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.”
- She later lashed out at Dr. Dre in a statement to TMZ.
- She said she “would never play your words of violence against women and police officers.”
GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday morning posted a video to her Twitter account showing her walking to the House floor as the instrumental of Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.” played in the background. Hours later, she was locked out of her account and engaged in an entertaining back-and-forth with the legendary producer and his attorney.
Howard E. King, Dr. Dre’s attorney, sent Greene a cease-and-desist letter for her use of “Still D.R.E.,” alleging copyright infringement. He lambasted Greene in the process.
“One might expect that, as a member of Congress, you would have a passing familiarity with the laws of our country,” King wrote. “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. 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.”
—No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen (@NoLieWithBTC) January 9, 2023
Dr. Dre told TMZ, “I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one.”
Prior to receiving the letter from his attorney, Greene addressed Dr. Dre in a statement to 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,” she said.
The video was taken down by Twitter and replaced with a copyright notice. While Greene told TMZ her account had been locked, she was able to post an update on the ordeal Monday afternoon.
—Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene🇺🇸 (@RepMTG) January 9, 2023