Grammy Award-winning singer Chrisette Michele came under fire for choosing to perform at the inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Michele explained in an interview with Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM that she wanted to White House politicians to see the minority groups and women that they represent. She said that she felt that this was her responsibility because of the opportunity to perform at the inauguration, and is disappointed by the backlash she’s receiving especially from women and the African American community. She performed the gospel song “Intentional” with Travis Greene.
The president has little favour with liberals, progressives, women, people of colour, Muslims and anyone who is outside of blue collar white America due to his mostly divisive stance on issues such as immigration, abortion rights and supporting the use of torture, so her choice to perform at the inauguration as a black woman was seen as her supporting Trump.
Film maker Spike Lee has since pulled her “Black Girl Magic” song off of his upcoming Netflix series “She’s Gotta Have It”, and her own family has disowned her for agreeing to perform at the inauguration.
In this interview with Breakfast Club Power 105.1 FM, she gives a full explanation of her decision:
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