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Rebecca Ferguson 'accepts' Trump invitation to sing at Inauguration

January 3, 2017

Singer Rebecca Ferguson took to Twitter earlier today to announce that she has been asked to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th.  She also stated that she would 'accept' the invitation provided she could perform Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit", a song protesting racism.

 

Via Twitter, Ferguson states: "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. 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."

 

We have no word yet on whether the song request has been accepted or not.

 

 

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