Moby turns down offer to play at Trump’s inaugural ball, makes a playlist instead
We’re 10 days out from the inauguration of Donald Trump as our new American president. There’s been plenty of rumblings surrounding the impending Trump presidency, and while we have no interest in taking political sides, keeping track of the entertainment industry’s backlash to the President-Elect has been a source of comic relief in an otherwise uncertain time. The latest prominent artist to turn down an offer from the Donald is Richard Melville Hall, the artist better known as Moby. Perhaps the antithesis of everything that the incoming administration represents, Moby was approached by his booking agent to see if he would consider performing at this year’s Inaugural Ball.
His response? “I guess I’d DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns.”
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?
In addition to publicly denying the invitation, Billboard reached out the Moby to create a hypothetical playlist of the tracks he would have spun at Trump’s inauguration. And who would have guessed — it’s a collection of anti establishment and anti political protest songs that include Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and the Sex Pistols.