Rapper Eminem asks Indian-origin American Presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy to stop using his songs

Popular rapper Eminem has asked Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy to stop using his music on the campaign trail.

Eminem asks Indian-origin Republican presidential hopeful Vivek Ramaswamy to stop using his music on the campaign trail.Photo Courtesy: Instagram/vivekgramaswamy; eminem

Earlier, a video had gone viral, in which the Indian-American candidate was seen singing along to Eminem's "Lose Yourself" at the Iowa State Fair.

Eminem reached out to the music licenser BMI and asked that Ramaswamy campaign's license to use his music be revoked, according to a letter obtained by DailyMail.

In a letter dated August 23, a representative for BMI informed the campaign's lawyer that the label had 'received communications from Marshall B. Mathers, III, professionally known as Eminem, objecting to the Vivek Ramaswamy campaign's use of Eminem's musical compositions (the "Eminem Works") and requesting that BMI remove all Eminem Works from the Agreement', the newspaper reported.

The correspondence goes on to say that 'this letter serves as notice that the Eminem Works are excluded from the Agreement effective immediately.'

"BMI will consider any performance of the Eminem Works by the Vivek 2024 campaign from this date forward to be a material breach of the Agreement for which BMI reserves all rights and remedies with respect thereto," the letter read.

According to reports, Ramaswamy had performed libertarian-themed raps under the stage name 'Da Vek' during his undergraduate years at Harvard University.

He is reportedly a longtime fan of Eminem.

Meanwhile, a spokeswoman for Ramaswamy told BBC he will comply with the request by Eminem.

In the American political scenario, Ramaswamy is seen as a rising star in the campaign following a strong performance at last week's Republican debate.

He has been portraying himself as an outsider who is willing to develop former US President Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

US voters will exercise their rights on November 5, 2024 to elect a new president.