Chrisette Michele disowned by family for slaying inauguration; didn’t even meet Trump 


“I didn’t even think to say no. It didn’t cross my mind,” Chrisette Michele said of her immediate reaction to being invited to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. 

Amidst her seemingly perpetual fall from mildly popular R&B singer grace in light of her lending her vocal gifts to the 70-year-old Head Of State’s presidential festivities the 34-year-old “Epiphany,” songstress is coming through with facts about her deal with the Oval Office wig slayer. 

“The first thing I thought was that I have an opportunity to get in front of these people who don’t seem to understand who they’re talking to and show them what we look like,” Chrisette explained to Billboard of her decision to sing for Trump. “I felt automatically committed to making sure that I stood up for the women who’ve felt disrespected and the minorities who felt disrespected, communities that felt that they weren’t being heard or understood. I thought that it was almost my responsibility to not just say yes but to say yes with purpose, so that was my reasoning. And no, I didn’t think twice about it.”

And though the natural haired beauty–who recently took her defamers to task via poem “No Political Genius”– swears her opting to accept the massively detested POTUS’ invitation was not a “money thing,” she made it clear that she didn’t shuck and jive for free99.
Chrisette Michele
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“I recently spoke at Harvard University about how we can use art for change. I sat with a lot of different folks in politics to see what can happen,” she spilled. “So when I got the offer [to sing at the Inaugural Ball], the only thing I thought of was what I could do to fix this. We sent in an offer for how much we charge and they said, ‘Well we don’t have that,’ and the first thing I thought then was how I sang for Barack Obama and Michelle Obama free of charge. This is not a money thing.”


The “Notebook,” crooner went on to SMASH rumors claiming she received three-quarters of a million bucks to do her thing for the cheese doodle looking White House heavyweight. 

 “No, I didn’t perform for free. One, it wasn’t $750,000, but my manager did negotiate my contract.”


Lastly, Chrisette expressed her frustration about not having the opportunity to meet Trump at the Inauguration– even after catching hella shade from her once loyal fans, fellow celebrities, as well as her own flesh and blood… 

“Originally I was supposed to perform directly after his first speech, and I had done that with Barack Obama before, so I was used to that kind of experience. And the woman who organized the event came and told me, “Now you’re going to go first and he’s going to go after you.” I looked her in the eye and said, “My family has disowned me. If you decide to Google me, you’ll see that America is writing about me in their newspapers. I’m the black poster child for discord right now, and he’s not going to shake my hand?” So no, I didn’t get to meet him…,” she revealed. “I know he has a lot of other things going on. I don’t know if, like Barack and Michelle, he’s listening to my album or that I’ll be on his summer playlist, so I don’t want to take it that way. I’d rather be optimistic and think that they’ll come another chance where I can talk to him. But I definitely did take the time enough to meet as many of the 60,000 people in the room as I could that night and begin to exchange information. And there were a lot of people who are excited to sit down and talk, who worked on his campaign.”




By : Asia Grace     

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