According to a spokesman for the president-elect, they decided not to ask the rapper if he wanted to perform, because it is not the right place for his style of music.
Last December, the meeting between Donald Trump and Kanye West at the New York magnate’s tower surprised many, especially as that could mean the rapper’s involvement in the Republican’s assumption, which would take place on Friday, January 20.
Nevertheless, everything was in pure speculations and never again was spoken of the subject, especially by some artists who refused to participate of the investiture in Washington.
One day after the ceremony, a spokesman for the president-elect said, West was not invited to participate, because his music is not appropriate for the “typical and traditional American event.”
Tom Barrack who is the spokesman for the Presidential Inauguration Committee explained that the ceremony was not an appropriate place for Kim Kardashian’s husband. “He has been great, he considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it is not the place,” he said.
“It’s going to be typical and traditionally American, Kanye West is a great guy, we just have not asked him to do it,” said the head of the event committee when asked if the musician would participate.
We all thought Kanye West was going to sing at the Trump Inauguration. One morning in December, days after leaving the hospital and having a turbulent year-end with rumors of divorce, cancellation of his tour, etc., Kanye West appeared in the lobby of the Trump Tower, was swallowed up by the elevator doors and descended About twenty minutes later with the president-elect. “He’s a good man, we’ve been friends for some time,” Donald Trump told reporters.
So it’s surprising that in the program of possession of Trump does not appear Kanye West. Several celebrities did not want to participate. But it is possible that Kanye wanted, but they did not even ask him.
Now the question is “What does Tom Barrack Jr. mean by ‘typically and traditionally American’? The list of artists at the opening includes an Irish dancer, Italian opera singer and DJ Ravidrums, who specializes in art Super-traditional American drum mixes live.
If Kanye West does not sing at the Trump Inauguration, will he at least be on the guest list? We will have to wait and see.