The Weeknd, Belly Protest Donald Trump
Here’s one way to put a dent in your scheduling plans for live TV—book Donald Trump the same night as your other guests.
Jimmy Kimmel experienced this Wednesday night, after The Weeknd and Belly cancelled their scheduled appearances once they caught wind that the controversial potential presidential nominee would be on the same show.
The artists, who were booked to perform “Might Not” from Belly’s Another Day in Paradise mixtape, wanted no parts of Trump’s antics.
“I just didn’t want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that the majority of us do not agree with,” Belly said in a statement to the Associated Press.
Belly, who is Muslim, shared that his music promotes love and positivity “appreciates [his] access here in America. The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn’t right to me.”
The Weeknd nor his camp have yet to issue a statement on the matter.