African American artists have been laughing at their invites to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. 2 Chainz announced via Instagram that the turned down the invite, Jennifer Holliday (who later cited her support for LGBT as her reasoning) but as we know when it comes to unity, there will always be one that just doesn’t get it. Ladies and gentlemen, our one is R&B singer Chrisette Michele.
Originally, she along with Tye Tribute, Travis Greene and Jonathan McReynolds were asked initially to perform together but when the other three declined, Michele took this opportunity to perform solo.
Michele posted this message via her Instagram page to “explain” herself:
“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
As you can imagine Twitter had a field day. Check out some of the hilarious tweets below. Including the Questlove who said he would pay her not to perform and Spike Lee who no longer belives in her black girl magic.