Broadway Singer Jennifer Holliday Drops Out Of Performing At Trump’s Inauguration

Holliday apologizes to the LGBT community “for being uneducated on the issues,” and for “causing such dismay and heartbreak” to her fans.

January 14, 2017

Jennifer Holliday, singer and originator of the role Effie White in Dreamgirls on Broadway, has pulled out of performing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony set to take place at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C. on January 19, according to The Wrap.

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In a letter addressed directly to the LGBT community and published Saturday by the Wrap, Holliday apologizes for "being uneducated on the issues that face every American," and for causing "dismay and heartbreak" to her fans. She then announces that she "will not perform for the welcome concert or for any of the inauguration festivities." This is after it was announced Friday that she would perform at the event through an Instagram post by 3 Doors Down.

With Holliday's cancelation, the inauguration will now only feature acts from Toby Keith, actor Jon Voight, 3 Doors Down, The Piano Guys, DJ Ravidrums, and country artists Tim Rushlow, Larry Stewart, Marty Roe, Lee Greenwood.

Read Holliday's full letter on the Wrap here.

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