If invitations to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration came with boxes to check, it seems some musicians would be putting an X in front of the “when hell freezes over” option.
The latest performers to emphatically turn down overtures include Moby (his response: “Hahahahaha”) and Welsh singer Charlotte Church, who peppered her tweet about the interaction with poop emojis.
DJ/singer/prominent vegan Moby revealed the invitation in a Monday Instagram post. Next to a picture of the Capitol building, he suggested one condition on which he’d take the job: “was just asked by a booking agent if I would consider djing at one of the inaugural balls for #trump. … I guess I’d DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns.”
Hahahahaha, I was just asked by a booking agent if I would consider djing at one of the inaugural balls for #trump… Hahahahaha, wait, Hahahaha, really? I guess I'd DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns. Also I would probably play public enemy and stockhausen remixes to entertain the republicans. I'm still laughing. Hahahaha. So #trump what do you think, I DJ for you and you release your tax returns?
And Church was even more succinct in a Monday tweet. “Your staff have asked me to sing at your inauguration, a simple Internet search would show I think you’re a tyrant,” she wrote. “Bye”
Funny, it seemed that not too long ago, Trump himself claimed that he didn’t want celebrities at his swearing-in festivities. “The so-called ‘A’ list celebrities are all wanting tixs to the inauguration, but look what they did for Hillary,” Trump tweeted Dec. 22. “NOTHING. I want the PEOPLE!”