Stop Using My Song: 35 Artists Who Fought Politicians Over Their Music

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Axwell and Ingrosso vs. Marco Rubio
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Axwell and Ingrosso vs. Marco Rubio

When: April 2015
Song: "Something New"
Controversy: At his presidential campaign kickoff rally in Miami, Rubio walked off stage to the Swedish electronic duo's dance-floor smash. The group shortly thereafter stated to Business Insider, "Axwell ^ Ingrosso didn't give their permission for this song to be used and don't want to be affiliated with a particular party during the upcoming presidential race." Rubio is a noted hip-hop enthusiast but recently told TMZ he's "gotten into" EDM, dropping names like David Guetta, Axwell and Ingrosso and the duo's former outfit Swedish House Mafia.
Result: Axwell and Ingrosso have not indicated any plans to sue, and Rubio, no hip-hop flip-flop, assured TMZ that he's "still a Nicki Minaj fan."

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