Chrisette Michele Is Dragged, Disowned, and Discombobulated

chrisette michele is still explaining herself.
right.
well she had a nice conversation with billboard.
about?
what happened after she performed for donald trump via baller alert

Chrisette Michele is opening up for the first time about performing at Donald Trump’s inaugural ball. In a sit down with Billboard, she discusses whether or not she really performed for $750,000, why she did not turn down the opportunity and all of the backlash she has been receiving. She even says that after being disowned by her family, she didn’t even get to meet the president.

“I didn’t even think to say no. It didn’t cross my mind,” said Chrisette.  “The first thing I thought was that I have an opportunity to get in front of these people who don’t seem to understand who they’re talking to and show them what we look like. I felt automatically committed to making sure that I stood up for the women who’ve felt disrespected and the minorities who felt disrespected, communities that felt that they weren’t being heard or understood. I thought that it was almost my responsibility to not just say yes but to say yes with purpose, so that was my reasoning. And no, I didn’t think twice about it.”

Chrisette then addressed the rumors that she performed for Trump for $750k. “We sent in an offer for how much we charge and they said, ‘Well we don’t have that,’ and the first thing I thought then was how I sang for Barack Obama and Michelle Obama free of charge. This is not a money thing,” she told Billboard. When asked if she performed for Trump for free, she replied, “No, I didn’t perform for free. One, it wasn’t $750,000, but my manager did negotiate my contract.”

Chrisette Michele also mentions to Billboard that she was frustrated that she never got to even meet Donald Trump, despite all the backlash she received online and from her own family.

“Originally I was supposed to perform directly after his first speech, and I had done that with Barack Obama before, so I was used to that kind of experience. And the woman who organized the event came and told me, “Now you’re going to go first and he’s going to go after you.” I looked her in the eye and said, “My family has disowned me. If you decide to Google me, you’ll see that America is writing about me in their newspapers. I’m the black poster child for discord right now, and he’s not going to shake my hand?” So no, I didn’t get to meet him… I know he has a lot of other things going on. I don’t know if, like Barack and Michelle, he’s listening to my album or that I’ll be on his summer playlist, so I don’t want to take it that way. I’d rather be optimistic and think that they’ll come another chance where I can talk to him.”

And if you’ve been wondering why Chrisette Michele has been tagging her posts with #NoPoliticalGenius, it’s because she’s working on a television series of the same name.

so wait a minute…
i’m getting this impression that chrisette doesn’t know why she did it.
all of this and she didn’t even get to meet trump to start the bridge building.
bad enough,
she admitted she sung for obama for free,
but needed a check from the orange one.
i thought she was doing it to connect us with them?
shouldn’t that be free work?
it seems she didn’t realize she woulda got dragged into “cancelled”.
we tried to tell her.
she thought she was the incredible miss fix it negress.

did she get her “national negro wake up call” too late?
hmm.
i feel she wasn’t disowned tho.
she trying to add some “sympathy” onto her impromptu victim act.

lowkey: she’ll be on “the breakfast club” tomorrow.
i hope charlamagne gives it to her with no mercy.

article credited: baller alert

read full article: billboard

Author: jamari fox

the fox invited to the blogging table.

10 thoughts on “Chrisette Michele Is Dragged, Disowned, and Discombobulated

  1. Trying to figure who I can’t stand more…her or ooopa loompa or them equally.

    I don’t know this woman or her music but I can’t stand her ass. Maybe it’s not for me to understand but I need to know…why Chrisette why?

    1. This site alone is going to have me in the grave before his term is up. Cheetoh and now Oompa Loompa LMFAO! You guys are too much. 😂

  2. She knew she was going to get dragged.In the Billboard magazine interview she says she saw what happened to Jennifer Holiday so she turned off her phone.

  3. This chick is just trying to jumpstart her career. That’s what all this has been about. She went too far though. The publicity will die down and she’ll be worse off than she was before.

  4. I’m so sick of these entertainers being on their high horses. If you’re not in a position to speak truthfully and intelligently and actually ADVOCATE for the betterment of the Black community, shut up and sit down. You’re not a bridge and you’re not going to heal a divide. Just sing your songs and run the ball like you normally do.

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