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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green will “not be using” Dr. Dre’s “Still DRE” again, her lawyers have vowed after the former NWA rapper threatened to sue the Republican congresswoman after her Twitter video last week to use the song. .

Dre, born Andre Rommel Young, sued a Georgia lawmaker for cease and desist over the unlicensed use of his 1999 hit in a promotional video in which he runs through the halls of Congress in slow motion while the song’s famous piano riff repeats. .

“We are receiving your correspondence on January 9, 2023,” Green’s attorney wrote in an email obtained by Billboard.

“On behalf of Congressman Green, please be advised that no further use of Mr. Young’s copyright will be made through a political committee or social media he controls.”

Dre filed a cease and desist from the Georgia legislature over unauthorized use of his 1999 hit “Still DRE.”

Dre, 57, filed a copyright claim over the song the same day Green posted his music video, prompting Twitter to remove the clip. The rapper then told TMZ that he doesn’t license his music to politicians, “especially one as divisive and hateful as this one.”

In response, Green tweeted a statement to TMZ with the caption, “Next episode…” explaining why he was playing the video with music but no lyrics.

“While I appreciate the progression of the creative chord,” Green said, addressing the rapper, “I will never play your words of violence against women and police officers, and your glorification of the life of thugs and drugs.”

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Green’s video, which was posted on Twitter on January 9, was removed for copyright infringement later that evening.

Dre’s attorney, Howard King, threatened to sue for copyright infringement, saying that as a member of Congress, Green “should make laws without breaking laws.”

“US copyright law says a lot, but one of the things it says is that you can’t use someone else’s song for your political campaign unless you get the permission of the song’s copyright owner, step. failed to pick up,” King wrote in a letter to Green.

Green’s video, which is about two minutes long, opens with a shot of the US Capitol before cutting to a sign outside his office that reads: “There are two sexes, male and female – trust science.”

After Green leaves his office, the music plays.

In the video, Green can be seen happily clapping and talking to people who appear to be congressional staffers.

A sign posted outside Greene’s office, shown in a promotional video.

Later in the video, a voice is heard saying: “He held up his phone and it said DT,” before appearing to see House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (D-Calif.) tapping his wand.



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