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Jennifer Holliday On Trump Inauguration Backlash: ‘Black Twitter Called Me A Coon’

Published: Monday 16th Jan 2017 by Rashad

“They were calling me coon, calling me house n***er, calling me Aunt Jemima, calling me all kinds of names and asking me to kill myself…and that was from the black community.”

The stinging quote above was delivered by Jennifer Holliday as she recounted the vicious backlash she received for agreeing to perform at president elect Donald Trump‘s inauguration special.  Interestingly, Holliday says it wasn’t the negative response from the Black community that acted as the true catalyst for her to reverse her decision to perform at Trump’s “Make America Great Again! Welcome Celebration” concert on January 19 at the Lincoln Memorial. Instead, it was the kick back from the LGBT community:

“All the tweets that I read from the African American community were directed directly at me. The tweets from the gay community took the issues and did not call me names. Also they have been a faithful community since Dreamgirls to me, and fed me even when the church people didn’t feed me.”

 

Watch her interview below for some other interesting quotes from her sit down with HLN’s ‘AM Joy with Joy Reid’:


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  1. Suicide Blonde January 16, 2017

    Yikes!

  2. Meteorite January 16, 2017

    🎊Happy Birthday Aaliyah🎉
    You are truly missed

    • LmfaoHoe January 16, 2017

      Don’t forget Sade too 😌🌹 God Im praying for new music and tour.

      • Meteorite January 16, 2017

        Absolutely! Can’t forget about Sade!

  3. LmfaoHoe January 16, 2017

    I read plenty of tweets but I did not detected death threats as it is not that serious and down right crazy to say to anyone regardless. I would never wish death on anyone including my own enemies. What sense of that do you get ? how inhumane. If anything simply dislike the person, cause hate will spiritually eat you alive in your heart.

    • LmfaoHoe January 16, 2017

      I dont like Trump ass either though but no hate. I simply hope his ass will be impeached but only time will tell if he worth lasting or whatever as history slowly repeats itself.

    • XYZ January 17, 2017

      Sometimes, even the people in the comment section here wish others the death, just because they aren’t fans of their faves…

      People are really mental these days and so they get what they deserve. A narcistic and mental president

  4. leveinard January 16, 2017

    And…

  5. Nate January 16, 2017

    Im sure she’s thirsty for a gig nowadays, but she should have known better. Folks have been talking about Trump antics for 2 years now. This should have been no surprise.

    • 2bad2bme January 16, 2017

      Shut up everybody is not messy and thirsty for attention like the R&B Divas you know. She is from the Old School and was in an innocent mind set about the situation. She just wanted to sing for the people, idiot!

  6. Noneyabusiness January 16, 2017

    She may have had a lapse in judgment but the black community is getting outta hand calling their own “c***” “aunt jemimah” “house ni**er”
    Like for real?! No wonder why y’all stay at the bottom of the food chain, you’d rather break each other down and let hate separate y’all. Get it together people geez

  7. Jay Jay January 16, 2017

    Hate saying this but this why my people can’t be great. It’s stupid stuff like this that makes us live within the “black” stereotype. Yes ignorance comes in all shades, but this is going to far.

    We are our own worst enemy at times

  8. Donald January 17, 2017

    I think he is going to be a great president. Already done a deal to get more Americans jobs. People are jumping on the bandwagon.

  9. wWe Nowqd Redv dimnobut it ash trjoan ivy blobukz Need UK timely Ukuno eremxil January 19, 2017

    Damn those people went in on her maybe she should watch some news to pay attention to know what’s going on around the world

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