Chris Brown and Soulja Boy’s celebrity boxing match has apparently had a much easier time landing big-name talent than has Donald Trump for his inauguration ceremony.
Six-time Grammy-nominated R&B artist Kelly Price is confirmed to sing the national anthem at the boxing event, which has not yet lined up a date or location.
“Looking forward to singing the national anthem on fight night with Soulja Boy and Chris Brown,” Price wrote on a social media post Tuesday. “Thank you 50 Cent for trusting me with this!”
Yes, Kelly Price is the only one confirmed to perform at the fight. And, yes, she’s easily a much bigger name than everyone Trump has announced so far — combined.
As of Wednesday, the only talent confirmed to perform at the president-elect’s inauguration are 16-year-old former “America’s Got Talent” singer Jackie Evancho, the Radio City Rockettes and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.
So, yeah, with a single name, Chris Brown and Soulja Boy’s boxing event will be more star-studded than the Trump inauguration festivities.
It was first reported by TheWrap in December that Trump’s team was struggling so much to book A-list performers for his inaugural festivities that it offered ambassadorships to at least two talent bookers if they could deliver marquee names.
Just more than a week out from the ceremony and it appears that the Donald’s team is still unable to deliver big name performers.
The feud between the “Tell ‘Em” rapper and the “Forever” singer kicked off on January 3, when Soulja Boy began taunting Brown on Twitter. Apparently it was spawned by Soulja Boy liking an Instagram post by Brown’s ex-girlfriend, Karrueche Tran.
The beef has since spun out of control and gone from going back and forth on social media to committing to throwing punches in a ring.
Now it’s on its way to pay-per-view, courtesy of Mayweather’s companies — Mayweather Promotions and The Money Team — which are promoting the fight. There is no date yet set for the bout.