Kanye not asked to perform for Trump

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Kanye West was not asked to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration, which will be a “traditionally American” event, the chief organiser has said.

There has been speculation since the star told a concert crowd he would have voted for Mr Trump – if he had voted – and then turned up at Trump Tower.

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But Tom Barrack, the Presidential Inaugural Committee chair, told CNN the ceremony is “not the venue” for West.

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He said the rapper is “a great guy” but “we haven’t asked him”.

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Mr Barrack said: “He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue.

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“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.”

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