House Of Pain frontman Everlast has told Donald Trump to stop using one of the hip-hop group’s classic tracks at his rallies, labelling the celebrity businessman-turned-Republican hopeful as a “piece of shit” and a “scumbag”.
Trump has reportedly used House Of Pain’s 1992 hit ‘Jump Around’ during his rallies as he aims to secure the Republican Party candidacy of this year’s US Presidential Election.
Everlast took to Twitter to express his disapproval of Trump playing the song, writing: “Hey @realDonaldTrump stop using my song jump around at your rallies you piece of shit. Cease and desist is coming you scumbag.”
Everlast, real name Erik Schrody, told Billboard that “the reason [Trump] doesn’t ask anybody [for permission to use their music]… [is] because every fucking person would say, ‘No, fuck you’.”
“Fuck that dude,” he continued. “I’ll smack that fucker’s comb-over right off his fucking scalp. Like, for real, if I met Donald Trump, I’d punch him in his fucking face. And that’s not a joke. Even if he did become president — watch out, Donald Trump, because I will punch you in your fucking face if I ever meet you. Secret Service had better just fucking be on it. Don’t let me anywhere within a block. This is horrible.”
House Of Pain aren’t the first act unhappy with Trump playing their music, with REM, Aerosmith and Neil Young speaking out against the same matter in the past.
Meanwhile, Trump recently found an unlikely supporter in Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav, with the hip-hop star recently suggesting that the Republican frontrunner could possibly succeed as President.
“I’m not really the politician of the group,” Flav said, adding: “There’s a lot of people talking a lot of shit about Trump, but guess what? He’s winning. The man is winning. I ain’t gonna lie, but listen, the United States has been ran a certain way for decades and decades and decades. You never know: Maybe Trump could possibly do something. Maybe he might step in office and do something. I’m not going to doubt him.”