Donald Trump’s Presidential inauguration ceremony is approaching and surprisingly, the list of the artists performing at the event is growing.
As we have reported in the past, the President elect was having issues finding anyone to perform because of what that implied about them and their convictions.
In fact a new name that was considered very unlikely was recently added to the list of performers. What caused the change of heart?
According to a source close to rapper Flo Rida, the artist has agreed to perform at the inaugurating in exchange of $1 million! Some might say he sell out and he probably did considering the rapper usually earns a lot less and back in 2014 he even owed almost $1.2 million in tax liens.
In fact, there is no other reason why he would agree to perform besides the remuneration considering that in 2015, he even pulled out of his guest appearance at the Miss USA beauty pageant after Donald Trump called all Mexican rapists. Despite his decision to not attend the event, Flo Rida still never said anything openly anti-Trump.
In the aftermath of the offensive statement, many companies like Macy’s, The Ricky Martin Foundation, Spanish-language station Univision, and NBC, cut ties with Trump on the basis that they had “no tolerance for discrimination.”
Regardless, Trump’s White House swearing-in is going to be attended by many celebrities, including Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner has actually praised the Republican candidate during the campaign, claiming that Trump was actually “better” than Hillary Clinton when it comes to women’s issues.
Although the list of the performers is growing, the list of those who refused is also pretty extensive.
Here is who they are:
Elton John, David Foster, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, The Rockettes, Jackie Evancho, Andrea Bocelli, Charlotte Church, Rebecca Ferguson, Moby, Ice T, George Lopez, The Dixie Chicks, Local Marching Bands and The Beach Boys.