Rebecca Ferguson says she's been asked to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration ceremony.
The singer tweeted she would "graciously accept" the invitation from the American president-elect if she can perform Strange Fruit.
Here is what Ferguson tweeted in response:
I've been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing "strange fruit" a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial. A song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States. A song that is a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world, then I will graciously accept your invitation and see you in Washington. Best Rebecca X
Here is the song she is referencing, as sung by India Ari:
So in a nutshell this black female singer will perform at the inauguration of the man who was endorsed by the KKK and supported by supremacists, IF she is allowed to sing a song about black people in America being lynched by those very same people.
Sounds like a deal to me.
And I want the camera focused squarely on Donald Trump's or Stephen Bannon's face while she sings it.