People have not been exactly lining up to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration on January 20th. There were rumors of Garth Brooks being open to it, and recently The New York Post reported that Andrea Bocelli has been personally approached by the President-elect. But it looks like not much is turning up for ol' Trumpster because now his team has reportedly resorted to bribing talent bookers.

According to TheWrap, at least two talent bookers have been offered "ambassadorships" if they were to lock in A-list names for the inauguration day show. Additionally, one said that in recent weeks he has been offered "cash or even plush diplomatic posts in exchange for locking in singers." Both bookers, who remained anonymous, declined the offers.


One of the insiders described the brief phone conversation: "“My first thought was, ‘Are you joking?' But no, it was serious.”

In a statement to TheWrap, Trump's Inaugural Committee denied the claims that they were offering any type of bribe, in a bizarre and robotic response:

“There is no truth to this insinuation,” said committee spokesman Boris Epshteyn. “First-class entertainers are eager to participate in the inaugural events. The inauguration as a whole will be an exciting and uniting celebration of freedom and democracy. We will be releasing further details at the appropriate time.”


Are they eager? Currently, the only singer who has actually agreed to perform during the event is a teen. Runner up on America's Got Talent, Jackie Evancho is a trained classical singer and will kick things off by singing the national anthem. Lucky for her she has the excuse that her prefrontal cortex is not yet fully developed. Unfortunately for her, she has no idea what she's getting herself into.

Who else could be tapped, as we close in on being just a month away from the high profile event? Well, if Kid Rock's dumb shirts count for anything, maybe he'll have some luck. And (please God no) maybe a troubled Kanye could show up. Not that I have any connections to A-list pop stars, nor am I a pop star myself, but please let it be known that I would never accept a bribe from this man or any of his minions.

Sources: TheWrap