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Photo: Isaac Hayes | By Mary Papenfuss, Huffington Post | Trump danced to “Hold On, I’m Coming” after mangling a list of Uvalde victims in his NRA speech. The family of the late legendary musician Isaac Hayes has posted an angry tweet lashing former President Donald Trump’s use of one of Hayes’s songs at his controversial speech Friday at the National Rifle Association convention.

“The estate and family of Isaac Hayes DID NOT approve and would NEVER approve the use of ‘Hold On I’m Coming’ … by Donald Trump at this weekend’s NRA convention,” said the tweet.

The tweet added: “Our condolences go out to the victims and families of Uvalde and mass shooting victims everywhere.”
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A long list of musicians — from the Rolling Stones to Black Sabbath, Adele, R.E.M., Rihanna and Aerosmith, and the estates of Tom Petty and Prince — have contacted Trump’s campaign organization to demand he stop appropriating their songs without permission to promote himself. Neither the artists nor songs have anything remotely to do with his positions, they’ve charged.
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‘Hell To The No’: Isaac Hayes’ Co-writer Lashes Trump’s Use Of Song At NRA Convention

By Mary Papenfuss, Huff Post | Musician Isaac Hayes’ co-writer David Porter blasted former President Donald Trump’s appropriation of one of their songs for his speech at the National Rifle Association convention last week.

“Hell to the NO!” Porter tweeted. “I did Not and would NOT approve” of Trump using the song “for any of his purposes!”

“I also know Isaac’s estate wouldn’t approve as well!” he added. In fact, the family of the late musician tweeted a statement the same day saying the same thing.

Porter appeared to be unaware of the event where Trump exploited the hit song “Hold On, I’m Coming.”
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This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.

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