Among all of donald trump's famous friends, kanye west has probably sold the most albums. and yet his name is mysteriously absent from the ever-evolving lineup of musicians scheduled to perform at trump's inauguration this weekend.
yesterday, cnn got the scoop as to why west wouldn't be appearing in d.c. for the event: no one asked him to.
tom barrack, the chairman of the presidential inauguration committee, told cnn that the inauguration simply wasn't "the venue" for a yeezus show. "it’s going to be typically and traditionally american," barrack said. "kanye is a great guy, we just haven’t asked him to perform." he did not clarify what about kanye, who was born in atlanta and raised in chicago, fails to qualify as "typically and traditionally american." by sasha geffen
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On this day in 1966, indira gandhi becomes head of the congress party and thus prime minister of india. she was india’s first female head of government and by the time of her assassination in 1984 was one of its most controversial. (📷 getty images)