Trump Didn’t Ask Kanye to Perform at Inauguration Because He’s Not ‘Traditionally American’

After Kanye West and Donald Trump had a meeting of the minds at Trump Tower, a lot of people speculated that Trump was asking Kanye to perform at the Inauguration. When Kanye never appeared on the line up, we all assumed that West said no.

Not the case. According to Inauguration Committee chairman Tom Barrack Jr., Kanye was never asked at all.

Why not? Kanye publicly supported Trump and is losing his mind so he sounds like the perfect choice.

“[Kanye’s] been great. He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue,” said Barrack. “It’s going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy. We just haven’t asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda.”

Okay. So, what do you mean by “traditionally American?” It could be a code word for “white,” though they did ask Jennifer Holliday and Sam Moore is actually performing at the event. Maybe the whiteness of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir evens it out.

At the end of the day, I guess Kanye isn’t as American as Elton John, Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, and Charlotte Church, all of whom were asked and turned Trump down.

Kanye has been called a lot of things and most the names, he’s deserved. Being labeled not “traditionally American” is a new one to add to his list of reasons people don’t like him.

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