Moby: I Rejected An Offer to DJ at Donald Trump’s Inauguration Ball


Those who follow Moby on social media know the electronic music legend isn’t a fan of President-elect Donald Trump. A staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton, he takes Trump to task several times a day, openly posting his disdain for his politics. In a bizarre turn of events, Moby, who released a pair of anti-songs before the election — “Trump Is on Your Side” and “Little Failure” — revealed yesterday on Instagram that someone from Trump’s team asked if he would DJing at Trump’s inauguration ball this month:

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?

Moby now joins a growing list of musicians who have turned down requests to play the ball including Celine Dion, Elton John, Andrea Bocelli, and Ice T.

While there’s no way to confirm the veracity of Moby’s claim, in this rare instance we’ll stick to the old adage of not letting the facts get in the way of a good story.

Darren Ressler

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