Ne-Yo I'll Do Trump's Inauguration ... But I'm Bringing My Bird

12/9/2016 7:01 AM PST

Ne-Yo Says He'll Perform at Trump's Inauguration, BUT ...

EXCLUSIVE

Ne-Yo is the first black artist to say he's willing to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration, because as he puts it ... business is business and a party is a party.

We got the singer Thursday at LAX, and he told us without hesitation he'd be there in a heartbeat if Trump asked him. His reason seems practical, and he says he'd even bring a surprise for the new Prez. 

Just a couple months ago, Ne-Yo promised to head north if Trump won.

Interesting backup plan.