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Calvin Harris Disapproves Use of His Music During UK Conservative Conference

Calvin Harris, 2017
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Calvin Harris attends at MTV Video Music Awards on Aug. 27, 2017 in Los Angeles.

"I do not support nor condone happy songs being played at such a sad event."

As British Prime Minister Teresa May took the stage at the Conservative Party Conference Wednesday (Oct. 4), the venue speakers blared Calvin Harris and Rihanna's 2016 hit "This is What You Came For" and the Scottish producer is none too pleased.

The upbeat song about a one-night stand was not exactly appropriate for the discussion of the Brexit referendum, as Harris tweeted saying the attempt to appeal to younger voters was in poor taste.

"Conservative party conference playing my song was not approved," he tweets. "I do not support nor condone happy songs being played at such a sad event."

Earlier, Florence Welch, frontwoman of Florence and the Machine, also slammed the Conservative Party for using her band's "You've Got the Love" at the conference. 

See Harris' tweet and watch a clip of the song being played at the Conference below.


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