The singer took to Twitter on Monday to share her response to the invitation to perform at the Inauguration Ceremony for President-Elect Donald Trump.
However, she has one condition: that she is able to perform the song 'Strange Fruit' - a song protesting racism in 1930s America. Originally a poem, written by Abel Meeropol, Billie Holiday later recorded the song. Which lead to it becoming one of Holiday's biggest-selling records. Rebecca Ferguson has covered Billie Holiday before; most notably in her 2015 album 'Lady Sings The Blues.'
The X Factor runner-up stated that the song "speaks to all the disregarded and downtrodden black people" in the US and if she can sing this song she will "graciously accept" the invitation and perform at the ceremony in Washington.
With less than a month to go, three acts have been announced by the inaugural committee: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir, "America's Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho and the Radio City Rockettes. With Elton John refusing an invitation to perform, there is no telling who will be asked next. Trump, In a Twitter post last month, Trump said that he wanted "the PEOPLE" at the inauguration - not "so-called "A" list celebrities."
The Inauguration Ceremony will take place on January 20th in Washington DC in which Donald Trump will be appointed the 45th President of the United States.
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