R&B singer Chrisette Michele is speaking out. The crooner has released an open letter following backlash and controversy stirring over her possibly performing at President-elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration.
Michele went to Twitter Thursday (January 19) and seemingly defended her decision to show Trump support.
— chrisette michele (@ChrisetteM) January 19, 2017
Buzz developed this week about Michele possibly getting picked to perform at tomorrow’s event.
Donald Trump’s inauguration has hit a few speed bumps over the last two months, with numerous performers – including a Bruce Springsteen tribute band – pulling out. However, the team behind the inauguration are likely thanking their lucky stars as Grammy-winner Chrisette Michele – who recently appeared on Obama’s 2016 playlist – has reportedly agreed to play. (Independent UK)
The rumor even sparked a less than friendly reaction from The Roots’ Questlove.
I'd pay Chrisette to NOT perform 😔
— Questlove Gomez (@questlove) January 18, 2017
This week, New York rapper Azealia Banks expressed an interest in performing at Trump’s inauguration.