By Lizzy Buczak

There were many rumors that Kanye West would play Donald Trump’s inauguration after their sit down meeting but it turns out, he was never asked.


One simple reason –  It’s a “typically and traditionally American event” and Kanye just doesn’t fit the bill.

Tom Barrack, the chair of Trump’s Presidential Inauguration Committee told CNN that they while Kanye “considers himself a friend of the President-elect, but it’s not the venue.”

He continued: “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.”

This raises ONE BIG question – what does typically and traditionally American really mean?

If it means that he has to just be American than I think Kanye West fits the bill. He was born in Chicago (an American city) and lives in Los Angeles.

It’s also odd that Trump would pass up on Kanye – who himself announced that he would have voted for Trump if he bothered to vote – considering he had so much trouble booking any a-list celebrities for the inauguration.

A quick glance at his current lineup – Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Sam Moore, The Piano Guys, Lee Greenwood, Big and Rich, and Jackie Evancho – gives you some insight to what typically “American” is.

At this point, just saying Kanye’s musical style didn’t fit such a formal event would have been more appropriate.



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