Azealia Banks is not impressed with the lineup for Donald Trump’s inauguration, and says she “would love to perform” at the Friday event.
“Saw the entertainment line for the inauguration it made me very upset,” the rapper wrote on Facebook on Wednesday. “This is an EPIC moment in modern history and it should def be celebrated in style. I would love to perform at the inauguration.”
Many commented with support. One user wrote, “Now this would MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!!! PLEASE DO IT. I BEG.” Another wrote, “I’m surprised you weren’t asked, Azealia! It would have been the hands-down highlight!”
However, some called her post “disturbing and depressing.” One observer commented, “I had to pinch myself — and very far fetched Azealia. No one wants to book you, no festival, no venue, no president. You’re an undesirable outcast.”
The “212” singer strangely endorsed Trump in February 2016 because “Trump is evil like America is evil” and it “takes sh– to know sh– so we may as well put a piece of sh– in the White House.” However, in November, she slammed the president-elect, saying he should “stop snorting coke and wearing spray tan.”
Last week, Trump’s inauguration team announced that Jennifer Holliday would perform, along with Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood and other entertainers, in a Jan. 19 event at the Lincoln Memorial called the “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration.” However, Holliday has since pulled out of the event, calling her decision to perform a “lapse of judgement.”
TheWrap first reported that Trump’s team has had a rough time trying to book A-list performers for the inaugural balls that will take place starting Thursday. Several big-name artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Paul Anka, Garth Brooks, and Elton John have denied they are performing.
Jackie Evancho, the Radio City Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir are also officially performing during the inaugural event.