When president Obama entered into office in 2009, he was serenaded by Beyoncé and Aretha Franklin — but in case it wasn't already obvious, a Beyoncé concert part II will not be happening at next year's inauguration ceremony.
President-elect Donald Trump can't seem to find anyone willing to perform at his inauguration on January 20.
John Legend, Adam Lambert, and Elton John are just three of many stars who have vocally stated that they would not perform at the ceremony if given an offer.
Legend explained to the BBC:
Creative people tend to reject bigotry and hate. We tend to be more liberal-minded. When we see somebody that's preaching division and hate and bigotry, it's unlikely he'll get a lot of creative people that want to be associated with him.
According to TheWrap, at least two talent bookers were offered cash, diplomatic posts, and even "ambassadorships" if they could sign up A-list names for the inauguration show. Both of the anonymous bookers reportedly declined the offers.
Even DC-area marching bands want no part in the inauguration.
The only singer who has actually agreed to perform during the event is a teenager — "America's Got Talent" runner-up Jackie Evancho is set to sing the National Anthem. The New York Post reports that famed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli is being “personally approached” by Trump to perform at the inauguration, but a representative has yet to confirm. Trump also allegedly has his eye on country star Garth Brooks, but Garth has reportedly denied these rumors.
Trump better keep on good terms with his new bestie, Kanye West — because the rapper might be the president elect's only option.