Neil Young "NOT OK" with his music used at Trump's Mount Rushmore event

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Posted at 12:16 PM, Jul 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-04 13:16:12-04

Neil Young has voiced his disapproval of his music featuring at Donald Trump rallies again after the musician's “Like a Hurricane” and “Rockin’ in the Free World” were played during the president’s Mount Rushmore event Friday night.

“This is NOT ok with me…,” Young tweeted after video of his music being played at the rally surfaced on social media.

“I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me.” The Black Hills, where Mount Rushmore was carved, are sacred to the Lakota Sioux, and a group of Native American protesters attempted to block Trump’s path to the South Dakota rally, according to Rolling Stone.

The family of Tom Petty and the Rolling Stones have similarly stated their displeasure with the president playing their music at rallies, with the Stones even threatening legal action.