Rebecca Ferguson claims she agreed to sing at Donald Trump’s inauguration with one big condition.
The Liverpool singer said she would – if she could sing the civil rights anthem Strange Fruit made famous by the jazz singer Billie Holiday.
Rebecca, made the claims in a tweet today, telling fans: “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.