Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz says he won’t perform at Trump inauguration

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Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz is the latest musician to report that he won’t be performing at the inauguration of president-elect Donald Trump on Friday, Jan. 20.

According to a video posted on Instagram, Chainz said he always wanted to go to the White House during President Obama’s term but was never invited.

He then said that his management received a phone call from Trump’s team asking him to perform at this week’s presidential inauguration, but Chainz wasn’t falling for the okey-doke.

“I know they only doing this because they can’t get nobody else, and they want me to perform for the inauguration. I had to say ‘nah,’ no matter how much money it was. I probably won’t be going to the White House no time soon,” he said.

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It’s unclear if, when or how all of this may have taken place, but it certainly would have been an interesting choice for Trump’s team to reach out to 2 Chainz considering the rapper’s song, “100 Joints.”

The song, released in Spring 2016, took aim at comments made by Trump about Muslim Americans. It featured quotes attributed to Trump which suggested that Muslims harbor hatred toward American people.

So far, the list of confirmed performers for the Trump’s inauguration includes country singer, Toby Keith,  3 Doors Down, a rock band, and teenage opera singer, Jackie Evancho.

On Jan. 14, Jennifer Holiday — who had previously agreed to join the festivities — issued a statement saying she would not be performing at the inauguration.

In an interview with the Associated Press, the Broadway star best known for her award-winning turn in “Dreamgirls,” apologized to her fans, particularly the LGBT community who she said launched her career.

“I had no idea it would be interpreted as a political statement,” she said. “That’s my fault for not paying attention to what the climate is like in the country right now.”

Other performers who were asked to perform but declined include Andrea Bocelli, Elton John, Celine Dion, Kiss and more.

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EdGraham
EdGraham

Was he even asked?  Wait.  I can answer that question.  He wasn't even asked!  "Diversity" is one thing.  Thug rap is another matter.

Joyce Mitar Morgan
Joyce Mitar Morgan

he probably wasn't asked and with his filthy songs he don't need to be there!!! Filthy words in a song are a sin, shame shame

Jim Lacoss
Jim Lacoss

What if the filthy words are just tweeted? As in Trump using them on Twitter. I can cite examples.

Rylin Paige Whittaker
Rylin Paige Whittaker

He was literally asked. Everyone isnt as desperate and irrelevant as Toby Keith is, so not everyone said "yes". In fact, 93% of those asked took a hard PASS.

M.B. Pace
M.B. Pace

Good Brother, did he ask you?

Latesha Green
Latesha Green

Lol they looking hard for performers. It's sad when d list folks refuse. Good for him though

Joyce Mitar Morgan
Joyce Mitar Morgan

who wants to hear filthy songs? Most of these rappers words would make a stone blusch.

Dave Fedack
Dave Fedack

Joyce Mitar Morgan That's an interesting thing for a Trump supporter to say. Have you heard the things that Donny Toupee said??

Patricia Wade
Patricia Wade

golly, why would we want to hear you rap at something so important!'

Patricia Wade
Patricia Wade

Then I'm glad he is a racist and not going,.

Jody McCormack
Jody McCormack

Nobody cares, nobody knows who the heck you are.

Rylin Paige Whittaker
Rylin Paige Whittaker

Apparently, Tump does. \U0001f440 He wanted him there and was DEE-nied.\U0001f602

Jody McCormack
Jody McCormack

Step Ware Can he pick a normal sounding name or just try cutsie names which sound really stupid

Dave Fedack
Dave Fedack

Jody McCormack troll alert---don't feed this troll.

Shaun Styles
Shaun Styles

Dont nobody in the white house care about what 2chainz talkin bout

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

Trump sure did when he ask him . Fact check like I said . What's up with the negatives wtf 2chainz do to you ? He have every right not to do it and whoever want to do it they have a right to do it . Trump created more enemies then Jesus Christ . Lawd !!!!

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

I don't think 2 chain will do an interview with a billion dollar network to just lie . smh

Dorian Papanikolopoulos
Dorian Papanikolopoulos

Iris I don't check EBT network or any other media for that matter. You are an ignorant c@^+.

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

That's the problem it's sooooo easy to check for yourself instead of assuming. But I guess whatever Trump say is 200% true . But when real facts are out there it's fake news . Wake up !!!!! I don't care who going or who's singing , rapping , dancing or speaking . I'm worried about this change he claim that's going to happen .

Lorensa Anaya
Lorensa Anaya

Trumps team invited him to perform, chainzs said the only reason they wanted him to perform is nobody else wants to, Trump wanted chainzs to sing 100 joints, wonder why that song?

Dorian Papanikolopoulos
Dorian Papanikolopoulos

Iris I looked it up but couldn't find it anywhere. So check yourself too and don't assume either. Lorensa Anaya that's great! Omg I am laughing at the thought of that. Thanks for responding to me like an adult.

Patricia Wade
Patricia Wade

sheesh, what's the retards name again,,,,,I'll go look myself,,,,,,

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

Dorian Papanikolopoulos BET is one news source that interviewed him . Hmmm never mind you may not know about black news sorry

Patricia Wade
Patricia Wade

ok Trump himself did not invite him,,,, Trump organizer invited him.... I'm just glad he's not going,, I hope there is no rap noise there. And no country or classical. just take it easy on people ears.

Rylin Paige Whittaker
Rylin Paige Whittaker

Patrica Wade, in all of your comments, you sound personally wounded by this rejection.\U0001f602

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

U big mad or little mad \U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602\U0001f602 ??? Why I gotta be names oh I know where u get that from . U seen and heard Trump say disrespectful things so u OK to do this to others cause its OK cause he does this . Not one time did I disrespect you all I was doing was informing you . You adult you .

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

And don't ever think that EBT comment is hurting boo boo cause if u check the highest percentage who's on there you would backtrack that . \U0001f602\U0001f602

Lorensa Anaya
Lorensa Anaya

Tap the artical and read it, there's a lot of info.

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

Rylin Paige Whittaker not only her Dorian Papanikolopoulos too!!!! \U0001f602

Iris M B Christopher
Iris M B Christopher

"If someone doesn't value evidence, what evidence are you going to provide to prove that they should value it? If someone doesn’t value logic, what logical argument could you provide to show the importance of logic?" JH

Dave Fedack
Dave Fedack

Patricia Wade troll alert---- they go away if you don't feed them.

C Harrison Williams Jr.
C Harrison Williams Jr.

Jean Allen people with Millioms of dollars right that could essentially buy your apartment building and make you homeless. That part..

Jean Allen
Jean Allen

He's unqualified to sing,and uneducated period.Rap,thats what drop outs do,losers.street corner hang outs,wanna bees.

Jim Lacoss
Jim Lacoss

And Patricia Wade, why the hell would you? No one cares what you think.

Dave Fedack
Dave Fedack

Jim Lacoss poor deluded Patricia, ugly and all alone , living in her uneducated little world.

Jim Lacoss
Jim Lacoss

I don't mean to be so direct, but she dug her own grave on this thread.