Early Thursday morning, Chrisette Michele took to social media to respond to the backlash of her performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration.
R&B songstress Chrisette Michele has reportedly signed on to perform at president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration this Friday.
According to The New York Daily News, event organizers reached out to Michele’s camp a week ago, but planned to keep it “a big secret” following scrutiny artists like Jennifer Holliday faced.
Organizers allegedly approached Michele to perform the gospel song ‘Intentional’ with her ‘Celebration Of Gospel’ trio Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, and Tye Tribbett. McReynolds and Tribbet refused to participate, but Greene will perform. It’s said that Michele asked to perform an R&B set instead and inauguration organizers granted her wishes.
We find it odd the Rich Hipster would alienate her fan base by agreeing to take the stage in honor of one of the most divisive and bigoted president-elects in history.
Essence.com says that Michele’s representatives confirmed that she is performing at the inaguruation, despite saying she was “traumatized” by election results.
Predictably, social media wasn’t happy about Michele’s decision.
— Call Me Sunshine (@IamK_Lashay) January 18, 2017
— IG: iRunzwild ✊ (@iRunzWild) January 19, 2017
Welp! No Chill Twitter got with the business of dragging D’FUQ out of #ChrisetteMichele. Aaaaand my work here is done.
— Simply Debi ॐ (@SimplyDivaland) January 18, 2017
— Cee_Jaye29 (@Cee_Jaye29) January 18, 2017
But others supported her:
They havent been supporting your music and havent started a gofund me to match your offer. Dont let stop you from eating #ChrisetteMichele
— The 1st Lady of Love (@The1stLadyLove) January 19, 2017
Chrisette Michele Responds To Inauguration Backlash was originally published on hellobeautiful.com