T.I. and his team are pursuing legal action against Donald Trump for using his hit single “Whatever You Like” to diss Joe Biden in a campaign ad. In the video, Trump changed the lyrics of the song from, “I want your body, need yo’ body. Long as you got me you won’t need nobody,” to, “I don’t want Joe Biden, need Joe Biden. Long as you’ve got me you don’t need Joe Biden.”
In a statement to HotNewHipHop, a representative for T.I. said that the ad was a desperate move for Trump and his campaign.
“Trump and his team (out of desperation for his campaign) have circulated a campaign video post throughout social media that includes the unauthorized use of T.I.’s song ‘Whatever You Like’ along with edited images of him and Joe Biden,” the statement reads. “The video distorts lyrics from his No. 1 charting song by misrepresenting the lyrics through text language and distortion of his recorded voice.”
“It goes without saying, that T.I. would not in any way ever support the divisive policies and destructive propaganda of Trump,” the statement continues. “The people of our country deserve far better than this. Be clear, he does not authorize it or consent to the use of his song to falsely suggest any endorsement of President Trump or to attack Joe Biden. It is sad, but expected that this President would stoop so low to use his property without authority to manipulate the community. T.I.’s legal team and media partners are already moving expeditiously to block this unauthorized use and set the record straight in no uncertain terms!”
T.I. has always been vocal about not being a fan of Trump and his Make America Great Again (MAGA) supporters. During the REVOLT Summit last year, he asked Trump supporter, Candace Owens, “When you say, ‘Make America Great Again,’ which period are we talking about? The period when women couldn’t vote, the period when we were hanging from trees, or the crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make America like again?”
Check out Trump’s ad below.