Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene is facing threats of copyright lawsuit and a cease-and-desist letter from none other than the indomitable Dr. Dre.
As of Monday afternoon, Greene was locked out of her Twitter account and a video she posted earlier today was removed following a copyright complaint by Dre, whose real name is Andre Romelle Young.
Young’s lawyers sent a blistering letter to Greene demanding she respect the law – and it’s causing quite a stir on Twitter.
Marjorie Taylor Greene Posts Video with Dr. Dre Song in the Background
Early Monday, Rep Marjorie Taylor Greene shared a video of herself strolling through the House of Reprentatives.
Hot off a win for the Speaker gavel after she undoubtedly helped broker deals between former POTUS Donald Trump and Republican hold-outs, Greene promised a number of legislative items.
Some hints she dropped included “there are two genders,” and other pointed cultural battles.
In the background played the undeniable piano tune from Young’s instantly recognizable megahit “Still D.R.E.” She captioned the video, “It’s time to begin … and they can’t stop what’s coming.”
When the video first dropped on Twitter, commenters immediately speculated that Dre would be hitting back with a lawsuit.
But his lawyers didn’t just file a complaint – they filed a blistering takedown.
Dr. Dre Lawyers Write to Marjorie Taylor Greene ‘One Might Expect You Would Have a Passing Familiar with the Laws of our Country’
The copyright complaint was filed by Young’s legal team, and included two pages.
On the first page, Young’s team wrote, “Ms. Taylor Greene: We write you on behalf of our client … composer and performer of the hit song ‘Still D.R.E.’ You are wrongfully exploiting this work through the various social media outlets to promote your divisive and hateful political agenda.”
The letter continued, “Mr. Young has not, and will never, grant you permission to broadcast or disseminate any of his music.”
They add, “One might expect that, as a member of Congress, you would have a passing familiarity with the laws of our country. 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.”
On the second page, a cease and desist letter, Young’s attorney Howard E. King writes, “The United States Copyright Act says a lot of things, but one of the things it says is that you can’t use someone else’s song for your political campaign promotions unless you get permission from the owner of the copyright in the song, a step you failed to take.”
They request confirmation that the song has been removed from all of her social media by 5PM EST on January 11.
Now, in place of the video, Greene’s Twitter shows, “This media has been disabled in response to a report by the copyright owner.”
Additionally, she has been locked out of her account temporarily.
Greene hit back at Young by taunting him with a statement she sent to TMZ titled, “The Next Episode” which is another Dre song.
Greene told 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.”
Greene may not realize it yet, but picking a fight against Young doesn’t end well for anyone.