President Trump trolled rapper Tip "T.I." Harris by using his hit song "Whatever You Like" in a Joe Biden diss video.
T.I. issued a stern response to Trump using his single "Whatever You Like" in a smear ad against former Vice President Joe Biden.
"It goes without saying, that T.I. would not in any way ever support the divisive policies and destructive propaganda of Trump. The people of our country deserve far better than this," he said in a statement per the Miami Herald.
"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."
Trump was able to use the track without permission because the song is distorted, which changes the original track to something new. Kanye West used the same studio technique to sample copyrighted songs on his tracks.
The 39-year-old rapper has been a vocal critic of President Trump even before the 73-year-old was elected in 2016. Trump is very much aware that T.I. has no love for him.
Which explains why Trump trolled the rapper by using his own words to smear Biden.
In an open letter to Trump in 2017, T.I. wrote:
"Should it ever at times seem as though WE are against YOU, I assure you it's a result of YOU defining yourself as the representative for those who are and who always have been against US."