Evidently Yeezy isn’t American enough to play at The Don’s shindig.
The president elect’s inauguration squad, headed up by Colony Capital’s Tom Barrack, said that Yeezy was not asked to perform at the soiree because he doesn’t suit the “traditionally American event.” Is this thinly veiled bigotry on behalf of the Trump team, as many outlets have argued or the outright undermining of multiculturalism? Nah, not really. Kanye, despite his artistic originality and unbridled self-love, doesn’t resonate with Trump’s base and would likely be a divisive presence overall in DC (he might even use his megaphone to deliver rancorously incoherent ideological rants or say something completely contrary about the Trump Agenda). As everyone knows, the artist has flipped his lid lately, cancelling concerts and checking into a hospital as a result of an epic mental meltdown. The Inaugural Committee chair said this: “The venue we have for entertainment is filled out, it’s perfect, it’s going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy but we just haven’t asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda.” Instead, Irish dancer Michael Flatley will perform Lord of the Dance followed by the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Yawn. Next time, Yeezy, next time.
“How many of us, how many jealous? Real friends. It’s not many of us, we smile at each other, but how many honest? Trust issues,” Ye once sung. Handwriting on the wall?
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