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O’Jays ask John Mica to stop using their music

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The founding members of the O’Jays are asking a Republican to stop using their music for the second time in a week.

In a statement released Wednesday, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams said they sent a letter to Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, asking him to stop using their song “For The Love Of Money” in an online video featuring Donald Trump posted in 2014.

The R&B group previously decried Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for using their song “Love Train” during last week’s Republican National Convention, including a version remixed as “Trump Train” without the O’Jays’ consent.

“Trump and his people have no right to help themselves to our music,” Levert said. “He presents himself as supporting ‘law and order’ but, in truth, he’s not respecting the law at all.”

The O’Jays’ song “For the Love of Money” served as the theme song for Trump’s reality show “The Apprentice.”

A Trump campaign spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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