Indian-American, popular DJ RaviDrums shrugs off criticism for performing at Trump concert

Watch DJ RaviDrums' Inaugural Concert performance. (Sinclair Broadcast Group)

Before opening the Inaugural Concert series, DJ RaviDrums shrugged off mounting criticism for his decision to perform for the President-elect's festivities.

“I thought there was more benefit in someone that looks like me sharing that stage and performing for the American people," he said. “It’s really going to be a site to see,” he promised on HLN. See for yourself in the video above. “I’m excited.”

Watch the video above to see his performance for yourself.

In tweets, RaviDrums was called a "racist" and "disgusting" for accepting the invitation to perform.

“I can only speak for me. My father came to America with $8 in his pocket and a one-way ticket for a pursuit of the American dream," RaviDrums, a first generation Indian-American, said.

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