The household of the late legendary musician Isaac Hayes has posted an offended tweet lashing former President Donald Trump’s use of considered one of Hayes’s songs at his controversial speech Friday on the National Rifle Association conference.
“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,” mentioned the tweet.
The tweet added: “Our condolences go out to the victims and families of Uvalde and mass shooting victims everywhere.”
In a daring show of disrespect, Trump bashed gun management and hailed all firearms in his Friday speech, which included the form of devastating assault weapons that killed 19 youngsters and two academics in a mass taking pictures in Uvalde simply final week.
Trump then mangled the pronunciation of a listing of the victims’ names, which he learn interspersed with tacky funeral toll sounds.
Trump wrapped up his speech smiling, along with his clenched fists and wood dance steps to the 1996 music “Hold On, I’m Coming,” written by Hayes and David Porter, and carried out by rhythm-and-blues duo Sam and Dave.
The lyrics — together with “Just hold on, I’m coming” — sounded suspiciously like a preening marketing campaign music, shockingly inappropriate earlier than the useless youngsters of Uvalde had even been buried.
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 marketing campaign group to demand he stop appropriating their songs with out permission to advertise himself. Neither the artists nor songs have something remotely to do along with his positions, they’ve charged.