Multiple media sources are reporting that the famous Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli canceled plans to perform at President-elect Donald trump's inauguration after suffering a #BoycottBocelli "backlash” on social media.

Bocelli allegedly agreed to perform after Trump approached him personally

Bocelli, according to reports, had agreed to perform at Trump’s inauguration after the president-elect approached him personally. But he changed his mind after word of the planned performance got out and generated a backlash on social media, Page Six reported.

Fans of the blind singer and songwriter reacted with disappointment and anger on social media. At first, fans appealed to him not to perform at the inauguration. But soon, a more aggressive #BoycottBocelli movement took off on Twitter and gained traction very quickly. Hundreds of Bocelli’s fans took to Twitter, threatening boycott of his music if he performed at the political event scheduled to take place on January 20.

Backlash on social media allegedly forced Bocelli to cancel planned inauguration appearance

Following the backlash on social media, a "source" allegedly close to Bocelli said on Monday that the singer would not perform at the presidential inauguration because he was "getting too much heat," according to Page Six.

But another "source" said it was Trump who suggested to Bocelli not to perform following intense backlash on social media. The "source" blamed "people on the left" for keeping Bocelli away from the historic presidential inauguration event.

One of the alleged sources said that Trump asked Bocelli to perform at his inauguration because he has been a "huge fan" of the singer for years and has had a close relationship with him.

Trump wanted Bocelli to perform at his inauguration because he wished to have the event filled with activity that he would find personally meaningful. A photo circulating online shows Trump and his wife Melania standing with Bocelli and his wife Veronica Berti at Trump's Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach where Bocelli performed in 2010.

Trump's Inaugural Committee chairman denies media reports: Trump did not ask Bocelli to perform

But Tom Barrack, the chairman of Trump's Presidential Inaugural Committee, told CNBC's “Squawk Box” on Tuesday that Trump did not ask his friend Bocelli to perform at his inauguration.

Barrack also denied media reports that the singer turned down the president-elect. He claimed it was Bocelli who approached Trump and said he would consider performing. But Trump told Bocelli that he need not perform, according to Barrack. Barrack accused the media of spreading false information that Bocelli declined to perform at his friend's presidential inauguration after facing backlash on social media.

Trump is widely reported as having difficulty finding A-list performers for his inauguration.

And this is not the first time that a famous performer has allegedly declined invitation to Trump's inauguration. The Daily Mail reports that American country singer and songwriter Garth Brooks declined to perform at the inauguration.

Elton John, English singer and song-writer, also announced he would not perform after a member of the Trump transition team said he would, Variety reported. But, according to The Wrap, two singers, Kid Rock and Ted Nugent, said they were willing to perform. Sixteen-year-old "America's Got Talent" star, Jacky Evancho, has also confirmed that she would perform at the inauguration.

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