Kanye West Declared Not ‘Traditionally American’ Enough For Trump Inaugural Events


tDespite Kanye West’s advocacy and vocal support of Donald Trump during the election, the rapper was not invited to perform at the President Elect’s inauguration.

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In an interview with CNN, Tom Barrack, chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee told the news network that Kanye West wasn’t invited to perform as he was not a good fit for the inauguration festivities.

“It’s going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy, we just haven’t asked him to perform. And we move on with our agenda,” Barrack said.

Kanye publically praised Trump’s off-the-cuff and blunt manner of speaking several times during the elections and met with the real estate mogul in December, posing for an awkward photo with the President-Elect in the lobby of Trump Tower.

Performers who did make the traditional American cut for various inaugural events include Lee Greenwood, 3 Doors Down, Irish stepdancer Michael Flatley, Cowboy Troy, Big & Rich, Silhouettes, The Rockettes, Pelican212, The Piano Guys,Tony Orlando and Josh Weathers. 

via Celebrity Access