Last week on Instagram Snoop Dogg posed the question to Black entertainers: “Which one of ya’ll will be the first to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration?”
The NSFW post gained thousands of likes and went viral within the hour.
On Friday, social media went into a frenzy after reports surfaced that Broadway legend, Jennifer Holliday, known for her enigmatic portrayal as “Effie White” in “Dreamgirls,” was confirmed to sing at the Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration in honor of Trump on January 19, according to earlier reports.
But in an exclusive interview with The Wrap, Bill Carpenter–Holliday’s publicist, said his client’s participation has not yet been confirmed as an act for Donald Trump’s inauguration ceremony.
“Jennifer has been asked to perform but she hasn’t officially agreed to do so yet,” he told the outlet. “I’ll let you know later this afternoon for sure if she’ll be performing.”
Trump’s team released Holliday’s name as one of the entertainers for the event alongside The Piano Guys and The Frontmen of Country. Toby Keith and 3 Doors Down will headline Trump’s inaugural concert on January 20.
The Tony and Grammy-Award winning artist just completed a two month stint as “Shug Avery,” on Broadway in “The Color Purple.”
Twitter is still clutching their pearls, and we can only imagine Holliday’s mentions will remain in shambles until the end of the month.
Twitter was in an uproar earlier this month after Black entertainer added to the list after Talladega College, an Alabama HBCU, shockingly confirmed the school’s marching band would participate in the inaugural parade.
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SOURCE: The Wrap