Kanye West Turned Away From Trump’s Inauguration Because ‘He’s Not American Enough’

Shut down.

A whole bunch of people have questioned why Donald Trump didn’t get Kanye West to perform at his pre-inauguration party last night after it appeared the two of them were friends and every other A-list act seemed to refuse the opportunity, leaving 3 Doors Down to be the main ‘marquee’ performance of the night.

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Now, we (finally) have an answer thanks to Trump’s Presidential Inaugural Committee Chair Tom Barrack, who said the following when he was questioned regarding Kanye’s absence:

We haven’t asked him.

I mean, he’s been great. He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue.

The venue we have for entertainment is filled out; it’s perfect. It’s going to be typically and traditionally American.

Kanye’s a great guy; we just haven’t asked him to perform. We move on with our agenda.

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Right. I suppose this doesn’t open a can of worms about what is “typically and traditionally American” and kind of imply that a black hip hop artist isn’t that at all, does it? Especially when you consider 3 Doors Down – a bunch of good old boys from down south who like shooting guns and BBQs – were the act that were eventually picked. No connotations for how Trump’s reign is gonna go down there, are there? God help us.

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If you’re planning on watching Trump’s inauguration later, make it go a little bit more smoothly by playing this drinking game. You’ll be wasted by the end of it.


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