The Weeknd & Rapper Belly Cancel “Kimmel Live” Performance
If you don’t stand for something…you’ll fall for anything.
Belly, who was scheduled to perform “Might Not,” which features the Grammy Award-winning R&B singer, said he cancelled because he refuses to share a stage with Trump and disagrees with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s views and beliefs.
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,” Belly said in a statement. “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.
I’m here on a campaign of positivity and love and to contribute what I can to music. I create songs people go to sleep and wake up to, songs that they fall in love to. For me, being Muslim and being somebody that appreciates my access here in America, I love the fact that I’m able to be here. To play my part in this business is a privilege and a beautiful thing. The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn’t right to me. At all.
Kudos to Belly.
Did you know Belly co-wrote Beyoncé‘s Lemonade banger, “6 Inch?”