Trump means Trouble: The Weeknd, Palestinian Rapper Belly cancel TV gig to boycott Donald
The Weeknd, Belly cancel 'Jimmy Kimmel' set because of Trump's appearance on the show. (thesource.com)
The Weeknd and rapper Belly, who were slated to record a performance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live! On' May 26, cancelled it due to Donald Trump's appearance on the same show.
Explaining their absence from the show, the 32-year-old rapper released a statement, saying, "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," reports the Independent.
"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," he said.
"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," the statement added.