Moby has announced that he was invited to DJ at Donald Trump’s Inauguration on January 20, but that he would only do it under a few conditions.
“I guess I’d DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns,” the DJ wrote on Instagram after laughing the idea off.
“Hahahahaha, wait,” Moby wrote. “Hahahaha, really?”
Hahahahaha, I was just asked by a booking agent if I would consider djing at one of the inaugural balls for #trump… Hahahahaha, wait, Hahahaha, really? I guess I'd DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns. Also I would probably play public enemy and stockhausen remixes to entertain the republicans. I'm still laughing. Hahahaha. So #trump what do you think, I DJ for you and you release your tax returns?
Moby is not the first celebrity to reportedly deny performing at this year’s presidential inauguration. Celine Dion, Elton John, Garth Brooks, David Foster, and Andrea Bocelli have all been said to have rejected the opportunity, and X-Factor alum Rebecca Ferguson tweeted that she would only agree to perform if she could sing the anti-racism protest song “Strange Fruit.”
Like Ferguson, Moby’s would-be performance also comes with a controversial song selection. “I would probably play public enemy and stockhausen remixes to entertain the republicans,” Moby wrote in his Instagram post. Moby then made a Spotify playlist consisting of songs he says he would play if he were to DJ the event, and it includes songs like Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” and Gil Scott-Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised.”