Everlast to ‘Scumbag’ Donald Trump: Cease and Desist Using ‘Jump Around’
Pack it up, pack it in
It always kills at karaoke night, so Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump figured there’d be no problem using House of Pain’s 1992 pop-rap classic “Jump Around” at rallies. However, group frontman Everlast never signed off on the song’s usage, and he took to Twitter last night to protest his most famous song being co-opted by the Donald:
Hey @realDonaldTrump stop using my song jump around at your rallies you piece of shit. Cease and desist is coming you scumbag.
— Mr. Whitefolks (@OGEverlast) April 5, 2016
Reached out to by Billboard for further comment, Everlast (born Erik Schrody) elaborated on his objection:
This guy is supposedly this really good businessman, which is the biggest load of s**t ever… The smartest businessman in the world should know that you have to license this music if it makes an appearance on TV with you, and they’re making appearances on TV — so you’re a moron. And the reason he doesn’t ask anybody — a lot of people have asked him to cease and desist — [is] because every f**king person would say, ‘No, f**k you,’ except for whatever right-wing country artist wants to give him the song, and I don’t even think there’s many of them.
Everlast also claimed he would not be suing Trump for his infringement, calling such a lawsuit “a scumbag Donald Trump move.” Word to his moms.