Chrisette Michele responds to inauguration shade via poetry: “You can call me their coon

Spike Lee, Talib Kweli, QuestLove and all you digitally savvy Twitter trolls can apparently keep your little coins and hateration to yourselves as Chrisette Michele has made it clear that she’s NOT here for embracing the drags…

In a newly dropped spoken word piece entitled “No Political Genius,” the 34-year-old R&B songstress– who’s face continues to serve as a bullseye for a shade injected darts due to her decision to perform at president Donald Trump’s inauguration– rhythmically claps allllllllll the way back at her detractors for misinterpreting her motives for lending her melodic talents to the hated Head of State’s welcoming event.  

 Chrisette Michele

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I am the black song that Spike Lee won’t sing
I am the black voice inauguration bells ring
I am the black sheep disguising the scared wolf
 No I am the black elephant in the red room, scared shook

White House invites me, you can call me their coon

I am the butterfly growing from slavery’s cocoon

I carry the mantle with God as my goon 
He provides the life support, I’m dying singing his tune

Church folks may not clap, but I’ll sing there song
 Hip hop for Jay Z, now you say You Lost One
 R&B for Def Jam, Rich Hipster for Brooklyn
But Spike won’t pay me, A Crook from Crooklyn

I’m still American – Tragic
 I’m still Born Again – Miracle
 And We’re on the border line – Pinacle

The brink of love or destruction
 This is the junction
 Will we divide in consumption
 Of social media productions 
Or will we finally unite
 Win the 200 year fight
 70’s fists up unite
Or did MLK die for spite
 No political genius
 But I won’t let this defeat us
I refuse to back down
I’ll use my art as my crown
 And you can call me your fool
 Rehearse lines you didn’t learn in school

They won’t be my definition
 Or defining moment, Not my vision
 Or my anger, I won’t own it
 Or my prison, Nope won’t condone it

They will be my ammunition
To fight the system
 We will win them
 Hope is alive
 This is my stand in

For John Lewis
 And Ben Carson
 Quest Love, Spike Lee
 And before them
I won’t divide now
That’s not smart now
 God before me
I won’t back down

This is MY damn America now
 Came on a boat
 Now I’ll Rock It
 Gave me the mic
 Now I’ll Rock It
 Gave me the vote
 Didn’t profit… And I’m NO POLITICAL GENIUS 
But these ain’t politics as usual
I’m no mad dog but I rebel
May I revel
In the freedom of speech

In the art standing for peace
 Basquiat style Paint streets 
On the front lines
 Let’s meet
 We can sing one song 
And one anthem
Land of the free 
As one army 
You and Me 
A political genius
 I’ll never be


K, BYE….

By : Asia Grace     

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