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Elton John Will Not Play Donald Trump's Inauguration, Despite Key Adviser's Claim

by Alex Ungerman 12:05 PM PST, November 23, 2016
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We won't be hearing Elton John playing when Donald Trump is sworn in.

"Elton is not performing at Trump's inauguration," the singer's rep confirms to ET, after a key member of the president-elect's transition team told the New York Post he would play.

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“Elton John is going to be doing our concert on the mall for inauguration," Anthony Scaramucci, a member of Trump's presidential transition team told the publication, adding that the 70-year-old real estate developer would be the first-ever commander in chief with a "pro-gay rights" stance.

The English singer-songwriter performed at a Clinton rally in October, where, according to The Hollywood Reporter, he told the crowd, "We need a humanitarian in the White House, not a barbarian."

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Trump will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2017.

Meanwhile, before the American Music Awards last weekend, ET talked to SNL alum Jay Pharoah, who was co-hosting the awards show, about what it was like watching Trump.

Watch the video below for more.

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