DJ-musician Moby and Welsh
singer-songwriter Charlotte Church are the latest artists to decline
to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.
Moby, who supported Hillary Clinton,
said in an Instagram post that he would participate if Trump released
his tax returns.
“I guess I'd DJ at inauguration ball
if as payment #trump released his tax returns,” Moby wrote. “So
#trump what do you think, I DJ for you and you release your tax
At Billboard's request, Moby created an
inaugural ball playlist which includes Green Day's American Idiot
and Billie Holiday's Strange Fruit, a protest song about the
lynching of African-Americans at the turn of the century.
In a tweet, Church wrote:
“@realDonaldTrump Your staff have asked me to sing at your
inauguration, a simple Internet search would show I think you're a
tyrant. Bye [turd emoji].”
Public pressure forced Andrea Bocelli
to cancel his planned performance. Other artists, including Elton
John, have said they would not perform at events related to the