The Weeknd cancels Jimmy Kimmel performance due to Trump appearance

By: Wesley IV

Last night R&B singer, The Weeknd, was slated to perform on Jimmy Kimmel live alongside Belly, the rapper he recently signed to his XO label. However, once it was discovered that controversial presidential candidate Donald Trump was also set to make an appearance on the show, the two musicians backed out in what is another statement in an increasingly strong Anti-Trump Movement.

 Belly and The Weeknd

Belly and The Weeknd

Here is part of Belly's statement to the Associated Press regarding the matter: 

“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.”