Moby politely declines invitation to perform at Trump inauguration

What would you do if you were invited to perform for Nero while Rome burns?

In a desperate grab for relevancy and hipness, President-elect Trump’s team invited Moby to drop some phat beatz at the inauguration. Naturally, Moby was having none of it and put the team on Instagram blast rather than write a polite “No, thank you!” note like his mother taught him.

“Hahahaha, really?” wrote Moby. “I guess I’d DJ at an inaugural ball if as payment #trump released his tax returns.”

Moby is in good company as far as musicians who have declined to perform at the inauguration, including Trump’s new buddy Kanye West, Elton John, Celine Dion,Garth Brooks, and Andrea Bocelli. Even some of the Rockettes have reportedly quit rather than high-kick for our incoming commander-in-chief. Ted Nugent and Kid Rock will kneel to kiss Trump’s ring. Jackie Evancho, a runner-up on “America’s Got Talent,” will perform the national anthem. The Rockettes — those who haven’t quit — and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir will also perform. Sounds like quite a glitzy, yuuuuuuge affair.

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