Lionel Richie doubts about visiting gala White House
Lionel Richie still don’t know if he is in december to the gala where he is being honored with the prestigious Kennedy Center Honor. The singer has doubts about the ceremony because part of it takes place in the White House from president Trump.
“I must say that I am not at all pleased with what’s happening now with all the controversies. They are there weekly, daily, every hour,” said Richie at the Today Show. However, he did not speak of a definitive boycott, because the ceremony is still far away. “Then life we might be in a whole other world.”
Traditionally, the president and First Lady host and hostess of the gala around the Kennedy Center Honor and is pre-a reception given at the White House. One of the other artists that honor this year, has already indicated not to the reception. Television producer Norman Lear explained to The New York Times: “This is a president who is aware of the arts leave and their funding terminated, and that is with me bad cases”.
Also LL Cool J, Gloria Estefan and choreographer Carmen de Lavallade receive this year’s Kennedy Center Honor, which are assigned to people within the performing arts have made a contribution to the American culture.