Trump Committee Says Kanye Isn’t “Traditionally American” Enough To Perform At The Inauguration

The “friend of the President-elect” wasn’t asked to perform.

January 19, 2017

Kanye West famously said he would have voted for Trump in the 2016 election, and even met with the President-elect at Trump Tower, but according to Tom Barrack, chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, Kanye was never considered for the inauguration's "traditionally American" celebrations.

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Barrack made the comments during an interview with CNN about the inauguration. Trump's team has had a difficult time booking artists to perform at the event. However, they still won't ask one of the biggest artists in the world. "[Kanye] considers himself a friend of the President-elect," Barrack said, "but it's not the venue. The venue we have for the entertainment is filled-out, it's perfect. It's gonna be typically and traditionally American. Kanye is a great guy but we haven't asked him to perform."

The lineup of "traditionally American" inauguration performances so far will include Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, and Chrisette Michele.

A representative for Kanye West was not immediately available for comment. Check out Watch The Throne's video for "Otis" below.

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