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Singer Rebecca Ferguson has said she would accept an invitation to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration on 20 January on one condition: she be allowed to sing Strange Fruit.

First recorded by Billie Holiday in 1939 and covered by Nina Simone in 1965, Strange Fruit is one of the nation’s most famous songs about racism. The lyrics by Abel Meeropol graphically describe the lynchings of African-Americans:

Southern trees bear strange fruit

Blood on the leaves and blood at the root

Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze

Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees

Ferguson – a British singer who became well-known after appearing on 2010’s X Factor in the UK, memorably performing Sam Cooke’s civil rights anthem A Change is Gonna Come – called Strange Fruit “a song that speaks to all the disregarded and down trodden black people in the United States” in a Twitter statement introduced with the words “inauguration ceremony” explaining that she would appear at Trump’s inauguration only if she could sing that song:

I’ve been asked and this is my answer. If you allow me to sing Strange Fruit, a song that has huge historical importance, a song that was blacklisted in the United States for being too controversial. A song that speaks to all the disregarded and downtrodden black people in the United States. A song that is a reminder of how love is the only thing that will conquer all the hatred in this world, then I will graciously accept your invitation and see you in Washington. Best Rebecca X



Kyu: Actually we have many common points. We are both joining the group a bit lately. Ryeowook was a “late” trainee and I was joining the team lately. So, in the past, what were we? We are now going to talk about that and sing.

Wook: Maknae’s past journey~~Babam (KTR tone) 

Kyu: Sukira DJ, please discuss with me. (to do the KTR tone together)

Wook: I see.

Kyu: You didn’t tell me before. (to do the KTR tone together)

Kyu: Ryeowook, do you remember your first debut stage?

Wook: oh.. before debut.. Everybody, did you watch the video clip?

Fans: YES~~

Wook: Why watching it?

Fans: You are cute!!!!

Wook: Cute?

Fans: YES~~~

Wook: Actually I was chubby at that period…um…right….i was fat and short..haha…but at that time I really wanted to sing, I asked myself, “Can I really become an idol?”

Kyu: Ah…it seems that you were dreaming to be an idol..

Wook: Right..hahaha

Kyu: Which performance impressed on your memory the most?

Wook: For me, 걸음이 느린 아이(Slow Walking Kid)

Kyu: the one in showcase?

Wook: yes, I sang it in the showcase. Also I was using this song for the first SM audition. So, because of this song I can become (a member of) Super Junior.

Kyu: Oh, I see. Please ask me.

Wook: So strange.. haha Kyuhyun-xi..also..how you…

Kyu: My memorable performance?

Wook: That’s right.

Kyu: Please ask me what my memorable performance is.

Wook: Before debut, which performance impressed on your memory the most?

Fans: ChinChin Festival!!!!

Kyu: Please don’t say ChinChin Festival first..

Wook: AH! We are both debut from ChinChin Festival!!!

Kyu: Oh right! We come from ChinChin Festival!!

Wook: I didn’t know it.

Kyu: We really have a lot of similar things! Just except the height.

Wook: ah~ I didn’t have double eyelid!!

Kyu: For me, before debut, actually I didn’t think that I can be a singer.

Wook: Really?

Kyu: I was thoughtlessly and just want to sing. So I just liked people clapping when I sang. Therefore I was so nervous when I was singing in front of about 100 people. I was modesty. Also eyes were unassuming at that time.

Wook: I was shocked.

Kyu: I would like to think about 8 years ago and then sing today.

Wook: oh really?

Kyu: Yes.

Wook: Then I would also like to sing to you all. Actually when Yesung knew that we are both on the stage, he thought that we will sing “Gray Paper” again.

Kyu: Obviously I thought we will sing “Gray Paper” too.

Wook: But we are now having Maknae’s past journey~~Babam (KTR tone) 

Kyu: I did tell you to discuss with me!Ryeowook-ah!

Wook: ok I know I know~

Kyu: Once again!

Wook: Maknae’s past journey~~

KyuWook: Babam (KTR tone)

Wook: So, I will start first and sing a little bit for all of you. Please be ready for clapping~~:P

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what i love about them here not only how they talk so easly together and how it’s shown they know alot about each other, i love how they laugh together it’s really cute ;A;