If Donald Trump were still just a regular old billionaire and threw a party at Trump Tower in New York City, celebrities would be lined up out the door, and the most famous artists would be pining for a chance to perform. But because he will be inaugurated as the next Republican president in January, these same mega-celebrities, who would normally drool over an invitation to sing for the president, want no part of it.
Trump’s inauguration team sought out some of the world’s greatest musicians, but nearly all of them have refused for fear of backlash or to stand against him politically.
Isn’t it amazing how “not cool” it is to be conservative in the public eye? Either Hollywood is that far off – or we have so many sissies we have in the spot light too scared to stand for what they believe in!
But that doesn’t seem to bother Trump who’d rather cozy up with We the People instead:
The so-called "A" list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary, NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2016
Below are 11 artists (so far) who have refused to perform for the 45th president. Some are obvious; others are surprising. But stay with the list until the end to see a rising star who said “yes” and is already reaping YUGE benefits.
1. Elton John
The Pinball Wizard himself, Sir Elton John, quickly shot down any chance he would ever perform for President Trump. In his explanation to The Guardian, Elton delivered a jab at American country music, too, which is surprising considering he stole all their rhinestone outfits:
“I don’t really want my music to be involved in anything to do with an American election campaign. I’m British. I’ve met Donald Trump, he was very nice to me, it’s nothing personal, his political views are his own, mine are very different, I’m not a Republican in a million years. Why not ask Ted f—ing Nugent? Or one of those f—ing country stars? They’ll do it for you.”
2. Celine Dion
It was rumored that French-Canadian superstar Celine Dion would bring her gold-plated pipes to Washington D.C. in January. Las Vegas hotel mogul and friend of Trump Steve Wynn was initially alleged to be the one who promised Celine’s appearance, but that turned out not to be true. Instead, she will be performing in her ongoing show at Caesar’s Palace.
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