It's safe to say that if Canada's The Weeknd was an American citizen, he would not be a Donald Trump supporter. The singer cancelled his appearance on Wednesday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live after finding out the controversial presidential candidate would be sharing the stage. His frequent collaborator and fellow Canadian musician Belly released a statement following the cancellation, citing Donald Trump's policies and beliefs as the reason behind their protest.
Speaking with the Associated Press, Belly said: "I feel like the way I was raised was to be able to see through all the titles in this world – from religion to race. I just didn't want to feel like I was a part of a celebration for somebody who has beliefs that majority of us don't agree with."
The Ottawa born star, who is Muslim, also finds Trump's past remarks on closing the US border to Muslims both unacceptable and worrisome. "The fact that I could lose that ability through the actions of someone such as Donald Trump isn't right to me at all."
Rapper Belly is currently featured on The Weeknd's hit single "Might Not" and also collaborated on the Oscar-nominated track "Earned It" off the 50 Shades of Grey soundtrack.