Chrisette Michele set social media on fire yesterday when it was revealed that she will be taking to the stage to perform at Donald Trump‘s inauguration.
The US president elect remains a divisive figure thanks to his controversial views on a number of topics – especially his take on minorities and immigrants.
Said policies have seen Trump shunned by most of Hollywood, which has historically been a largely liberal institution.
It’s left many wondering who’ll serve as the entertainment at tomorrow’s inauguration ceremony.
With Michele officially in the mix, she seems to have bowed to pressure to explain her decision.
Writing on her official site, she has issued an open letter on the matter.
See what she had to say below…
For Michele, the gig is apparently about being a “bridge” and “representing” her people.
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
Everyone should be entitled to do as they please
, no matter how irrational.
That said, all those words she chopped and screwed essentially translated into a big ball of nothing. Like, what was she even trying to say?
In any case, we it’ll be very interesting to see what the exposure does for her moving forward. Very interesting.