Elton John is slamming a claim made by Donald Trump’s camp that confirms he will be performing at the President-elect’s inauguration on Jan. 20.
“Elton will not be performing at Trump’s inauguration,” a rep for the singer said Wednesday.
Anthony Scaramucci, the Vice Chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee, shared the news in a recent interview with the BBC during which he promoted Trump’s “pro-gay rights stance:” “Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the Mall for the inauguration.”
Inviting John to perform at the event “shows [the administration’s] commitment to gay rights,” Scaramucci continued.
The gay pop icon, who was a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton’s campaign, slammed Trump in October when he said the world needed “a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian.”
According to the BBC, Scaramucci went public with his choice of performer far before election day, insisting that John would be singing on the big day.
Several of John’s hits, such as “Rocket Man” and “Tiny Dancer”, were used at rallies throughout Trump’s campaign despite failing to receive prior approval to use his music.