Singer Chrisette Michele is the latest celebrity announced to perform at Donald Trump‘s inauguration this Friday. Essence.com reports Chrisette Michele’s camp confirmed the singer and Trump’s team negotiated the deal weeks ago. Due to fear of backlash, Chrisette demanded the deal be kept under wraps until the very last moment.
Insiders add that Michele was approached by Trump’s team to perform “Intentional” with Travis Greene, Tye Tribbett, and Jonathan McReynolds, the trio she performed the song with for BET’s Celebration of Gospel event. Two of the three declined, so Michele decided to move on with an R&B set.
After news of the deal struck the internet, Chrisette Michele took to instagram to make the following statement:
"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 #NoPoliticalGenius We Can't Be Present If We're Silent | LINK IN BIO
Singer Jennifer Holliday recently pulled out of performing at Trump’s inauguration.
The Wendy Williams Show reported on Thursday’s show that the singer will be paid over $700,000.00 for performing. This is unconfirmed.
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