A Black Pop Star Is Willing to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration

GOLDEN, CO - OCTOBER 29:  Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump addresses a campaign rally in the Rodeo Arena at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds October 29, 2016 in Golden, Colorado. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Friday it discovered emails pertinent to the closed investigation of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's private email server and are looking to see if they improperly contained classified information. Trump said "I think it's the biggest story since Watergate."  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A Black Pop Star Is Willing to Perform at Trump’s Inauguration

Under one very big condition...

Published January 2, 2017

Almost everyone has passed up on the opportunity to musically perform at Donald Trump’s Presidential Inauguration on January 20. It seems as though musicians have an actual conscious.

One singer though recently decided to throw her hat into the ring in offering to perform… if the Donald’s transition team agrees on her stipulations.

British singer and The X-Factor alum Rebecca Ferguson said she’d be down as long as she can sing the 1937 protest song “Strange Fruit."

“If you allow me to sing ‘strange fruit’ a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial,” Ferguson stated on Twitter. “A song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden Black people in the United States. A song that is a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world. Then I will graciously accept your invitation and see you in Washington.”

Boom! Nicely played. Trump’s team has yet to respond, but it’s likely they won’t go along with Ferguson’s demands.

Billie Holiday was perhaps the most famous to perform “Strange Fruit.” It was written in 1937 by Abel Meeropol, a NYC teacher who protested racism in the U.S.

See Rebecca Ferguson’s tweet about her offer to perform at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration below.

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 19:  Rebecca Ferguson attends the Global Gift Gala London on November 19, 2016 in London, United Kingdom.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
(Photo: Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Written by Paul Meara

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