Kanye West might think he is the upcoming president’s friend, but Donald Trump wouldn’t even consider inviting West to his inauguration.
After the rapper told a crowd he would have voted for Trump (if he had voted), and then was seen walking with Trump to a clandestine meeting in Trump Tower, there have been speculations that West might be invited to the inauguration and even perform in it.
However, Presidential Inaugural Committee Chair Tom Barrack just put a stop to all the rumors in the most racist of ways.
It seems, West is a “great guy” but the ceremony is just “not the venue” for him.
“He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it's not the venue,” Barrack said. “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."
It’s quite surprising that the “venue for entertainment” has been filled out, as it’s no secret that Trump’s transition team had been struggling to find willing “A” list celebrities to perform on Jan. 20. But when one drops in their lap, they refuse to even ask him.
And what does “traditionally American” mean anyways? West was born in Atlanta, raised in Chicago and lives in Los Angeles. He seems as American as apple pie – or does it mean being white? So West is good enough to be seen with at Trump Tower (probably to boost the billionaire’s popularity) but not good enough to perform at the inauguration.
It shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, Trump, on numerous occasions, has blurted out exactly what he thinks of anyone who isn’t rich, white and male.
But it seems West is now the laughing stock of the country.
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