As if that weren’t enough, it’s now come out that the reasoning behind his snub is hilariously awful. Apparently, he’s not “traditionally American” enough.
Tom Barrack, the Presidential Inaugural Committee chair, spilled the news. “He considers himself a friend of the president-elect, but it’s not the venue,” Barrack said of Kanye West. “The venue we have for entertainment is filled out. It’s perfect. It’s going to be typically and traditionally American. And Kanye is a great guy, but we just haven’t asked him to perform.”
Hindsight is always 20/20. Maybe now that Barrack has seen how disappointing the inauguration concert ended up being, he’s having doubts about his choice.