Rebecca Ferguson May Sing ‘Strange Fruit’ At Donald Trump’s Inauguration – See Full Parade Participants List

The article titled “Donald Trump Inauguration Parade: Full List of Participants” by Heavy is certainly getting plenty of attention. With more than 3,300 views in about four hours, the article’s popularity proves that people want to know exactly which bands, artists and celebrities will take part in Trump’s Inauguration Day festivities. A long list of high school marching bands, college bands and other organizations can be found on that page. There are also lists of celebrities and performers who reportedly turned down performing at Trump’s Inauguration. However, one performer gave Trump a condition in order to perform during the January 20th occasion.

As reported by Facebook, the term “Rebecca Ferguson Donald Trump Inauguration” is trending, all because of Ferguson’s unique answer to reportedly being asked to perform at Trump’s Inauguration ceremony. As seen in the below tweet, simply worded “Inauguration ceremony,” Rebecca led her readers to a longer statement that let them known her conditions for performing at Trump’s Inauguration Day ceremony.

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The tweet from Rebecca’s official Twitter account — Ferguson’s Twitter page goes by the @RebeccaFMusic handle — was published on January 2, and reads as below from TwitLonger.

“Inauguration ceremony. 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”

Indeed, the “Strange Fruit” song can be seen below, as sung by Billie Holiday. As reported by the BBC, “Strange Fruit” was originally recorded by Billie, and its haunting lyrics tell the tale of the strange fruit of black bodies swinging in the wind in the South. The protest song is one that paints a vivid picture of lynchings — with “blood on the leaves” representing a horrid picture of humans in place of fruit sprouting on trees.