A new report claims that Donald Trump often listens to rap songs about himself.
This week saw the Senate Judiciary Committee release 2,500 pages of testimony about a 2016 meeting between Trump aides and Russian delegates.
The Outline delved into the documents and found a 375-page interview with British music publicist Rob Goldstone, in which Goldstone details how, during one meeting he held with the future President, Trump was “listening to very loud rap music when we walked in”.
Goldstone details how Trump boasted about being presented with a platinum disc after inspiring the song in question and that he “cautioned him that he should perhaps look at the words to the song before he enjoyed it so much”.
It has been suggested that the song could have been Mac Miller‘s 2011 track ‘Donald Trump’, which went platinum in the US.
Trump had previously praised Miller’s song, calling the rapper the “next Eminem”. However, he also took to Twitter to threaten Miller with legal action.
“Little @MacMiller, you illegally used my name for your song “Donald Trump” which now has over 75 million hits,” he tweeted in 2013, adding: “I’m now going to teach you a big boy lesson about lawsuits and finance. You ungrateful dog!”
In 2016, Mac Miller addressed the subject of Trump on The Nightly Show, saying: “The messed up thing is, I don’t even know if you’re evil. I think you’re just such an egomaniacal, attention-thirsty, psychopathic, power-hungry, delusional waste of skin and bones that you’ll do, say or allow anything if it means you’ll just get one more minute in the limelight.”