Neil Young does not want Donald Trump to use his music. After “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Like a Hurricane” played during the president's Mount Rushmore event in South Dakota, he posted his opinion. He wrote “I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me.” He was referring to the fact that Mount Rushmore is located in South Dakota's Black Hills, which is a sacred area to the Lakota Sioux. Native Americans protesters attempted to block the president's path to the event.

Last month, family members of the late Tom Petty called out the president for using his song, “I Won’t Back Down” during a rally campaign in Tulsa.

Young has been battling with the president over the use of “Rockin' in the Free World” for the past five years. The campaign purchased a license for the song after announcing his plans to run for president in 2015.

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After “Rockin’ in the Free World” and “Like a Hurricane” played during the president's Mount Rushmore event in South Dakota, Neil Young posted: “I stand in solidarity with the Lakota Sioux & this is NOT ok with me.” Young has been battling with Trump over the use of “Rockin' in the Free World” for the past five years. The campaign purchased a license for the song after announcing his plans to run for president in 2015.