Rebecca Ferguson Agrees To Perform At Trump’s Inauguration

Published: Tuesday 3rd Jan 2017 by Nehemiah
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It’s no secret that Donald Trump’s team has been having trouble booking an artist to perform at the inauguration. The president elect’s team has knocked on the doors of many A-list entertainers to only receive a slick stiff arm. But maybe they’ve found some salvation in British singer Rebecca Ferguson… with stipulations of course.

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Ferguson, British ‘X Factor’ alumna revealed that she’d been approached to perform at the inaugural ceremony. The songstress agreed under on condition: she be allowed to sing ‘Strange Fruit.’

‘I’ve been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing ‘strange fruit’ a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial,” a song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States. A song that is a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world, then I will graciously accept your invitation and see you in Washington.’

Originally recorded and performed by Billie Holiday in 1939, ‘Strange Fruit’ lyrics depicts the horrific lynchings of African Americans in the 1930s. The aforementioned song was initially published as a poem by Abel Meeropol to combat racism. With the assistance of Holiday and Nina Simone, the ‘Strange’ has become the nation’s most famous protest song.

The president-elect’s team has yet to respond to Ferguson’s proposition.

During her tenure on ‘X Factor’, the 30-year-old belted Sam Cooke‘s civil rights anthem ‘A Change Gonna Come’ in 2010.

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  1. Christina Aguilera January 3, 2017

    Go Girl!!!

    • BEYOU January 3, 2017

      This could go both way end the career she never had or blowup.

      • FAF January 3, 2017

        This is gonna be so messy

        Them crackers gon be mad as f***

        Black ppl who don’t understand are gonna be mad at her for doing it

        She’s not from the us which trump speaks about

        Yet no Americans would do it so he had no choice but to go outside the states

        Just a mess all around

      • Kris January 3, 2017

        If true believers got behind her this will go one way!

  2. Ashanti Number 1 Fan January 3, 2017

    Why????????

    • Intl January 3, 2017

      She’s making a statement with her condition, which there’s no way in HELL they’ll let her perform Strange Fruit.

  3. Um. January 3, 2017

    When you have to have a Brit perform at your Inauguration because no American wants to. I’m in the dmv area myself, and even the high school bands and choirs around here are paying the inauguration dust. This is a hot ass mess.

    • Trumpland January 3, 2017

      Trump doesn’t need celebrities to kiss his ass.He’s bigger than your favs.

      • Um. January 3, 2017

        Of course he doesn’t need celebrities to kiss his ass. He has you.

      • gina January 3, 2017

        then why is he begging them to perform at his inauguration if he doesn’t “need” them?

    • Trumpland January 3, 2017

      I’m proud to stand by Trump’s side, keeps liberal scums mad.

      • Um. January 3, 2017

        I believe you. The dumbest people are usually the proudest. Anti-intellectualism is how the tangerine won the election, after all.

    • Trumpland January 3, 2017

      Lol still salty over the election? Trump Won because any sane person knows crooked Hillary is no good.If Hillary had won, America would’ve been another third world country, flooded with illegals.Trump saved America.

      Deal

      • pon_De January 3, 2017

        whew lawd…you sho is stoooopid. it’s a shame really because you’re going to the first one in the line down to the welfare when the sh*t hits the fan but you still won’t connect the dots. God bless your heart.

      • gina January 3, 2017

        Lmao trump supporters are idiots. dont act like he didnt have help cheating the election from putin.

  4. Trumpland January 3, 2017

    I’m looking forward to it.This woman can blow.

    #Trump2017

  5. I can’t January 3, 2017

    You can’t commit career suicide when you have no career here.

  6. 2bad2bme January 3, 2017

    You aint a sista, your’e a SELL OUT!
    -Tanisha Thomas

  7. JESUSHCHRIST January 3, 2017

    Clickbait title

  8. Last name Ever, first name Greatest January 3, 2017

    Make British Artists great again

  9. Suicide Blonde January 3, 2017

    But she’s black ?

  10. Thebaddest January 3, 2017

    Oh shut trumpland, you still don’t matter lol…

  11. Thebaddest January 3, 2017

    And the truth is she may not have won but she was the highest voted one and yours is a loser and he still won.

  12. Ra January 3, 2017

    A lot of news sites love to promote the Trump Presidency. They’ve been promoting his inauguration under the guise of lack of performers since day one and never stop. Who cares about which performers show up before they perform? Wait for it because it is coming, right?

    Similarly to his campaign run, they pretend that they’re against his views while simultaneously giving him more air play. Y’all a part of the problem not the solution.

    • Jo January 3, 2017

      BINGO!!!!!

      TGJ is ran by white ppl. Let’s not forget that!

  13. Xoxo January 3, 2017

    Y r they asking a British musician to sing at an American president’s inauguration? There r a lot of racist white musicians here that will sing I’m sure for that president

    • FAF January 3, 2017

      Kid rock Toby Keith ted nugent hell just cut on cma

      Lowkey think Miranda lambert is racist, too

  14. SMH January 3, 2017

    I do find it quite interesting that not even any of those racist country music artists have agreed to perform for him.

  15. We Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil January 7, 2017

    Wow

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