The Weeknd, Belly cancel Kimmel performance because of Trump

NEW YORK (AP) — R&B singer The Weeknd and rapper Belly have canceled their performance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” because Donald Trump was set to appear on the episode.

The Oscar-nominated musicians were slated to record their performance Wednesday in Los Angeles for the late-night ABC show.

Belly says he canceled because he didn’t want to share a stage with Trump and disagrees with the presumptive Republican presidential nominee’s views and beliefs.

A Trump spokeswoman hasn’t responded to an email seeking comment. Jimmy Kimmel’s show has no comment.

The Weeknd won two Grammy Awards this year, including best urban contemporary album for “Beauty Behind the Madness.” Belly has co-written many of The Weeknd’s hits, including “Earned It” and “Often.”

The Weeknd appears on Belly’s song “Might Not,” which they were set to perform on Kimmel’s show.

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