Chrisette Michele is speaking out following reports that she is scheduled to perform at President-Elect Donald Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
Although she never officially made the announcement, the information was leaked and she immediately received backlash from her fans who are clearly not fans of Donald Trump.
On Thursday morning, Michele shared an open letter titled We Can’t Be Present If We’re Silent.
Read her open letter below:
“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.”
– Chrisette Michele
According to New York Daily News, Michele secured a deal last week but was kept a big secret because her team feared the seven day backlash. Michele agreed to perform at the inauguration as long as she could perform an R&B song.
How do you feel about Chrisette Michele performing at Donald Trump’s Inauguration?