‘HATEFUL, DIVISIVE PEOPLE CAN’T USE MY MUSIC’: Marjorie Taylor Greene Locked Out Of Twitter For Copyright Infringement
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene has been locked out of her Twitter account for copyright infringement, TMZ reported Tuesday, citing the Georgia lawmaker herself. The work in question? The song “Still D.R.E” by rapper and producer Dr. Dre, whose quick actions in response to Greene’s co-opting of his music helped shut her account down.
The lockdown happened after Greene one of Dr. Dre’s songs in a video that shows her strutting through the halls of Congress after Kevin McCarthy’s election as Speaker of the House.
Greene posted a video to her social media accounts shortly after GOP leader Kevin McCarthy was elected as House Speaker following a lengthy and highly divisive process.
The video begins with Greene emerging from her House office and continues with her walking through the halls, fielding a call from former President Donald Trump, and taking a photograph with McCarthy, the beat from Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.” plays in the background.
Dr. Dre didn’t appreciate the video’s soundtrack.
“I don’t license my music to politicians, especially someone as divisive and hateful as this one,” the producer told TMZ.
Dr. Dre’s team took action — reaching out to Twitter to get the video taken down. As a result, Marjorie Taylor Greene was locked out of her Twitter account for using Dre’s copyrighted work without permission.
Greene was a notable and outspoken far-right supporter of McCarthy’s during the California congressman’s bid to become speaker — a goal he finally accomplished after failing to secure the required number of votes on 14 consecutive ballots.
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