Chrisette Michele Speaks Out After Trump Backlash
After a day of intense backlash on social media over her alleged performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration, Chrisette Michele is speaking out. She writes:
My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us. I cry at the thought that Black History, American History might be in vain. This country has had great moments. God has shined His light upon us. Today, I hope that Great Moments begin in peaceful & progressive conversation. I am willing to be a bridge. I don’t mind “These Stones”, if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless.
I am here. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters”. I am here, representing you, because this is what matters.
As previously reported, Chrisette was first asked to perform the song “Intentional” with singers Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, and Tye Tribbett. Tye and Jonathan declined the invitation. However, according to sources, Michelle agreed to sing as long as she could perform an R&B set.
What do you think about Chrisette’s statement?