Kanye West won't perform at inauguration, Trump aide says
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Rapper Kanye West is not slated to perform at President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump passes Pence a dangerous buck Overnight Health Care — Presented by American Health Care Association — Trump taps Pence to lead coronavirus response | Trump accuses Pelosi of trying to create panic | CDC confirms case of 'unknown' origin | Schumer wants .5 billion in emergency funds Trump nods at reputation as germaphobe during coronavirus briefing: 'I try to bail out as much as possible' after sneezes MORE's inauguration, the president of Trump's inaugural committee says.

West made an appearance at Trump Tower on Tuesday morning, causing a flurry of rumors over why he might be meeting with the president-elect. West tweeted afterward that he spoke about "multicultural issues" with Trump.


Tom Barrack, the chairman of Trump's inaugural committee, on Tuesday told CNN's Erin Burnett that West won't be lending his star power to the Jan. 20 inauguration.

"No, No. Kanye and Donald are good friends," Barrack said. "Donald is a great admirer of Kanye, as we are all, but he is not performing at inauguration."

West made headlines last month when he told the audience at one of his concerts in California that he didn’t vote, but if he did, he would have cast a ballot for Trump. He also announced during a speech at the MTV Video Music Awards last year he might run for president in 2020. After meeting with Trump, West tweeted a suggestion that he would instead target 2024.