The Weeknd and Belly Pull Out of ‘Kimmel’ Performance Due to Trump Presence

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 28: Recording artist The Weeknd attends the 88th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Pop star The Weeknd and rapper Belly canceled their recent late night gig on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, thanks the presence of another guest on the show: Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. The two declined to perform their collaborative hit “Might Not” because, according to a statement made by Belly to the AP, “I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world — from religion to race… I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don’t agree with.”

Jazz singer/songwriter Gregory Porter performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night instead.

 

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