Oop!! As if The Weeknd couldn’t be more of an epic person he turns around and cancels his performance on Jimmy Kimmel’s show because he heard Donald Trump would be in the building! #PettyWap
According to the Associated Press, the Grammy winning singer and rapper Belly were scheduled to perform together on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” but backed out once they heard that the Republican presidential candidate was supposed to appear on the same episode.
“I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world — from religion to race,” Belly said in a statement. “I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don’t agree with.”
Belly, who is signed to Jay Z’s Roc Nation and also helped co-write Beyonce’s “6- Inch” song off her latest album, identifies as a Muslim man and we all know how Donald Trump respects Muslims.
“I’m here on a campaign of positivity and love and to contribute what I can to music,” Belly continued. “I create songs people go to sleep and wake up to, songs that they fall in love to. For me, being Muslim and being somebody that appreciates my access here in America, I love the fact that I’m able to be here. To play my part in this business is a privilege and a beautiful thing. The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn’t right to me. At all.”
I mean Jimmy Kimmel is a cool guy I doubt he’ll take it persona! Lets chat below!
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