Here's Why Kanye West Wasn't Asked to Perform at Trump's Inauguration

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 13: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump and Kanye West stand together in the lobby at Trump Tower, December 13, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Here's Why Kanye West Wasn't Asked to Perform at Trump's Inauguration

Well, this is interesting.

Published January 19, 2017

Despite Kanye West becoming a vocal supporter of Donald Trump in recent months, infamously saying if he had voted he would have cast his ballot for the Republican nominee, it appears as though he will be completely missing out on the welcoming concert organized in conjunction with the inauguration. In fact, he wasn't even asked to participate.

As reported, a spokesperson for the president-elect shared the reason why Ye wasn't approached to perform, despite his budding friendship with Trump.

According to Tom Barrack, the chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, such an event wasn't "fitting" for West.

"He's been great, he considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it's not the [right] venue," Barrack shared with CNN.

"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 elaborated. 

While his statement has several implied meanings that can be interpreted in a variety of ways, it is interesting that West wasn't even considered to join the festivities, especially considering his recent sit-down with the president-elect.

Perhaps his last inaugural performance, where he performed in honor of Obama back in 2009, was simply too lit for Trump's tastes.

Take a look at some fan footage from West's MTV's Inaugural Youth Ball performance in the clip below.

Written by KC Orcutt

(Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images)


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