Kanye West was not invited to perform at Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day ceremony because it’s a “typically and traditionally American event.”
Tom Barrack, chairman of the Presidential Inauguration Committee, told CNN that West, who appeared at the Trump Tower last month, wouldn’t attend.
“He’s been great, he considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue,” he said. “It’s going to be typically and traditionally American, and Kanye is a great guy, we just haven’t asked him to perform. And we move on with our agenda,” Barrack added.
Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, and Lee Greenwood would play during inauguration ceremonies. The Rockettes, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and Jackie Evancho were also booked to perform.
People magazine also reported that West won’t attend the inauguration.
A representative for Trump, 70, said that when the two met, they “discussed a wide range of topics. It was a very good discussion,” People reported.
West, 39, later tweeted he wanted to meet with Trump “to discuss multicultural issues.”
“These issues included bullying, supporting teachers, modernizing curriculums, and violence in Chicago,” said West. “I feel it is important to have a direct line of communication with our future president if we truly want change.”
Inauguration Day is Jan. 20, which is also President Obama’s last day in office