Rebecca Ferguson says she'll perform at Donald Trump's inauguration on one condition

British singer Rebecca Ferguson appears to be the latest performer to enter the saga of Donald Trump's inauguration plans.

The former "X Factor UK" contestant said in a statement on Monday that she had been asked to perform at the Jan. 20 event, and would accept on one condition: that she'll be able to sing famous protest song "Strange Fruit."

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 04: Rebecca Ferguson sighted outside a recording studio on October 4, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Neil Mockford/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 10: Rebecca Ferguson is seen at the ITV Fountain Studios on October 10, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Danny Martindale/FilmMagic)
X Factor finalist Rebecca Ferguson attends Cosmopolitan's Ultimate Women Of The Year at Banqueting House on November 2, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Jon Furniss/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 11: X-Factor contestant Rebecca Ferguson attends the Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 1 World film premiere at Odeon Leicester Square on November 11, 2010 in London, England. (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 5: X Factor singer Rebecca Ferguson performs live on stage during a special charity show to help raise funds for a friend of Paloma Faith, who suffered brain damage in an accident, at the Union Chapel in Islington on May 5, 2011 in London, England. (Photo by Saul/Redferns)
TODAY -- Pictured: Rebecca Ferguson appears on NBC News' 'Today' show -- (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO - AUGUST 06: Singer Rebecca Ferguson, is interviewed at the DuSable Museum during 'The Experience With Rebecca Ferguson' in Chicago, Illinois on AUGUST 06, 2012. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
CHICAGO - AUGUST 06: Singer Rebecca Ferguson, signs autographs at the DuSable Museum during 'The Experience With Rebecca Ferguson' in Chicago, Illinois on AUGUST 06, 2012. (Photo By Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - JULY 12: Singer/songwriter Rebecca Ferguson performs at the UJA-Federation's Music Visionary of the Year Award luncheon at The Pierre Hotel on July 12, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
British singer-songwriter Rebecca Ferguson poses on the red carpet arriving at the BRIT Awards 2013 in London on February 20, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ANDREW COWIE (Photo credit should read ANDREW COWIE/AFP/Getty Images)
HUERTH, GERMANY - DECEMBER 18: British pop singer Rebecca Ferguson performs during the taping of the anniversary show '30 Jahre RTL - Die grosse Jubilaeumsshow mit Thomas Gottschalk' on December 18, 2013 in Huerth, Germany. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 19: Singer Rebecca Ferguson attends The BRIT Awards 2014 at 02 Arena on February 19, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
BERLIN, GERMANY - APRIL 02: British singer Rebecca Ferguson performs live during a concert at the Postbahnhof on April 2, 2014 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by Frank Hoensch/Redferns via Getty Images)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - FEBRUARY 16: Rebecca Ferguson performs on stage at St James Theatre on February 16, 2015 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Edu Hawkins/Redferns via Getty Images)
Rebecca Ferguson, Love Supreme Jazz Festival, Glynde Place, East Sussex, 2015. Artist: Brian O'Connor. (Photo by Jazz Services/Heritage Images/Getty Images)
CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 14: Rebecca Ferguson performs on stage at St David's Hall on November 14, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns)
CARDIFF, WALES - NOVEMBER 14: Rebecca Ferguson performs on stage at St David's Hall on November 14, 2016 in Cardiff, Wales. (Photo by Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns)
LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 17: Rebecca Ferguson performs ahead of the Regent Street Christmas lights Switch On, on November 17, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Rebecca Ferguson attends the European premiere of 'Jack Reacher: Never Go Back' at Cineworld Leicester Square on October 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 29: Rebecca Ferguson attends the Marie Claire Future Shapers Awards in association with Neutrogena at One Marylebone on September 29, 2016 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Marie Claire )
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 26: Rebecca Ferguson attends 'Goldie's Love-In For The Kids', the 5th annual fundraising dinner hosted by Goldie Hawn in aid of The Hawn Foundation UK with de GRISOGONO and Quintessentially Foundation, at Annabel's on September 26, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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"I've been asked and this is my answer," Ferguson wrote on TwitLonger. "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 down trodden 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."

Originally a poem by Abel Meeropol, "Strange Fruit" paints a picture of the lynchings of African-Americans in the early 20th century. Some of the lyrics include: "Southern trees bear strange fruit / Blood on the leaves and blood at the root / Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze." "Strange Fruit" was first recorded by Billie Holiday, and later notably by Nina Simone.

The Trump camp has not yet responded to Ferguson's statement. So far, the only performers on the line-up for the inauguration are former "America's Got Talent" contestant Jackie Evancho, the Radio City Rockettes, and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

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