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Rebecca Ferguson Will Accept Trump Inauguration Invitation on One Condition

Rebecca Ferguson Will Accept Trump Inauguration Invitation on One Condition

Rebecca Ferguson, best known for being a contestant on The X Factor UK, says that she was invited to perform at Donald Trump‘s presidential inauguration and she will accept on one condition.

The 30-year-old singer released a statement on Twitter revealing what it will take for her to accept the invitation. She wants to sing the song of her choice, one that has significant meaning to many Americans.

Click inside to read Rebecca Ferguson’s statement…

“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,” she wrote on Twitter. “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. Best Rebecca X.”

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  • HG

    Absolutely no disrespect to Ms. Ferguson, but the Trump administration is now trying to get X factor contestants to sing at the inauguration? Wow. They must be really scrambling to get performers.

  • sydney jane

    Yeah, well, unfortunately, the entertainment industry is still extremely bitter about Hillary losing and so, whining babies that they are, they’re out to punish Trump. Andrea Bocelli, has backed out due to pressure and threats. Singer Jackie Evancho has said her FAMILY has been targeted because she’s singing the National Anthem at the inauguration. Other celebrities have said they wanted to perform but were afraid of the backlash from the industry and from fans. Really very sad. The inauguration is supposed to be a nonpartisan event, but Democrats just can’t seem to get over the fact that they lost and that the election is over.

  • https://twitter.com/thedreadofpenny Penny Dreadful

    It’s a wonderful song. But it’s not exactly celebratory.

  • Dee

    guessing thats a no.

  • FerCat

    It’s the new blacklist. Neo McCarthyism.

  • SaraJ

    I don’t think it has anything to do with Hillary at all, actually. It’s the anti-anything but rich and white rhetoric that Trump is pumping into our system that’s terrifying. Since he has run for President, outspoken displays of racism and hate crimes have risen in extreme numbers.
    I think the backlash has to do with supporting Trump = supporting that rhetoric.

  • SaraJ

    Was she not even a winner? Geeeeez why don’t they just go with a juggler?

  • John Dow

    > A song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States

    That song would be: Fuck the Police, let’s kill, loot, burn, steal and blame white people for our own problems

  • John Dow

    What a bunch of bullshit and lies. Amazing how with a Trump win all these supposedly «left-wing» people have turned into right-wing McCarthyites, fear-mongering about non-existent threats and making themselves into useful idiots for their own government’s propaganda machine.

  • John Dow

    What a bunch of bullshit and lies. Amazing how with a Trump win all these supposedly «left-wing» people have turned into right-wing McCarthyites, fear-mongering about non-existent threats and making themselves into useful idiots for their own government’s propaganda machine.

  • gradybridges

    you do know the Democrats of the South during the Civil War are the Republicans of today, right>?

  • John Dow

    «Democrats of the South during the Civil War» died long time ago and «the Republicans of today» have nothing to do with them, but don’t let the facts get in the way of your ignorance.

  • :)

    It would be cool to see a Native American tribe march and play drums

  • josephsinger

    Why should Trump be rewarded for being an asshole?

  • Roscoe

    Is this bish saying that all black people are disregarded and downtrodden? If not, why can’t she sing a song for the ones that are not? Maybe a song that uplifts them all? If disregard is the problem, why not sing a song that is inclusive of ALL Americans? Deaf ears…she would rather complain about divisiveness while CELEBRATING separation. Is it too much to ask to try to heal and build together?

  • gradybridges

    you are all sorts stupid

  • JEN

    Friendly reminder to the “entertainment industry ” the Americans voted Mr trump into office. We have other choices we can make too.

  • Phil the Donahue

    I’m in the entertainment industry and would have had no problem with trump being president at all but he talks like a bratty misbehaved child, that’s the problem. I hope he does give the USA an amazing infrastructure it’s just too bad that in order to win votes he had to talk like a racist, sexist hillbilly, it’s called pandering

  • Phil the Donahue

    I’m in the entertainment industry and would have had no problem with trump being president at all but he talks like a bratty misbehaved child, that’s the problem. I hope he does give the USA an amazing infrastructure it’s just too bad that in order to win votes he had to talk like a racist, sexist hillbilly, it’s called pandering

  • Phil the Donahue

    And he incites violence. Saying that ronda should have been best. Seriously? God, her dad died when she was a little kid. Does trump have no shame?

  • Phil the Donahue

    And he incites violence. Saying that ronda should have been best. Seriously? God, her dad died when she was a little kid. Does trump have no shame?

  • John Dow

    No, Donald Trump Isn’t a Racist

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jon-deutsch/no-donald-trump-isnt-a-ra_b_10417888.html

    «Contrary to popular belief, Donald Trump is not a racist. Yes, many of Trumps’s statements seem racist, but it’s just a plain fact that they’re not.»

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  • Desiree O’Neal

    Some of you people posting on here are so daft. She is basically telling trump and his neo-nazi cronies to go fuck themselves, in a subtle, but oh so glorious way. Thy’re not fooling her. She is forcing their hand. They can choose to disinvite her. Well played. Either way she gets free publicity and trump himself welcomes any kind of publicity. As long as your name gets out there.

  • Desiree O’Neal

    Just face it. No one wants to be part of the baby shower trump is calling an inauguration.