(AllHipHop Rumors) By now most have also written R&B singer Chrisette Michele off for her agreeing to perform at President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Apparently Michele’s camp kept her performance a secret for a week because they feared major backlash. As soon as the news hit the net, everyone from fans to other celebrities went in on the Grammy-Award winner.
Even singer Jennifer Holliday jumped ship from performing after she was hit with a series of death threats. Somehow Holliday claims she lives under a rock and had no idea what was going on in our country and why it was a bad idea to perform for Trump. I digress. Heavy sigh.
Questlove and Spike Lee certainly aren’t having it. Questlove even offered to pay Chrisette not to perform. Sis must’ve needed that check and exposure really bad. See this is what happens when R&B isn’t selling or being supported lol. I expected nothing less out of a woman that would turn around and get engaged to the same man that was suing her for 20 million.
Spike Lee took to Instagram to share his disappointment about Chrisette’s upcoming performance for Donald Trump. He also revealed that he will no longer consider using her song “Black Girl Magic” for his upcoming remake of She’s Gotta Have It on Netflix.
The songbird actually may lose out on a lot more. I sure hope these people she’ll get exposure to will buy that music
that no one’s already buying.
Chrisette is reportedly being paid $750k to perform, and it’s clear that sis needs that coin. SMH.
Chrisette even took to Twitter to share a letter that she penned explaining her decision to perform.
“We can’t be present if we’re silent. My heart is broken for our country for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us. Today I hope that great moments begin in peaceful and progressive conversation. I am willing to be a bridge,” wrote the singer.
Explanation or not, folks just ain’t having it. Do you think African Americans should meet with Trump in an attempt to come together on a united front to work for all?
I'd pay Chrisette to NOT perform 😔
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 18, 2017
— chrisette michele (@ChrisetteM) January 19, 2017