Watch: Chrisette Michele Performs at Trump’s Inauguration [Full Video]

Published: Friday 20th Jan 2017 by Rashad

The week’s most talked about performance finally happened tonight.

Grammy winning R&B songstress Chrisette Michele, despite an ongoing backlash that saw her slammed from every corner of Twitter, took to the stage tonight in honor of Donald Trump‘s inauguration to the tune of a reported $250,000 payout (contrary to the previously alleged $750,000).

This despite The Roots star, Questlove, offering to pay her the same to NOT perform.  Well…we know how this story ended.

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  1. Lala January 20, 2017

    Blah! Next….. this b**** got eyes like the new missy Elliot and its gross af.

    • Baddiebeymyfav January 20, 2017

      Their performance was sooooo wack and painful to watch!

      • Sterling Infinity January 21, 2017

        Wow the coonery is real!… sad. Do they think Donald Trump gives af about our black asses? I hope that was worth the check.

      • Lana Del Fan January 21, 2017

        You know, yesterday I said I don’t blame her for taking the check, but now that it’s been revealed she was offered the same amount by questlove, im definitely side eyeing her and these other misguided negro that performed with her. She clearly is one of those blacks that gets a white partner then starts looking down upon and throwing shade at other black people. She can be cancelled now corny bish.

      • rihannagreatest January 21, 2017

        Honestly, no hate no shade ,but honestly for supposedly “representing” the black community they did a pretty mediocre job,I expected more from a “bridge the gap” artist!!!

      • Baddiebeymyfav January 21, 2017

        Her vocals wasn’t worth the 250,000 she received.????

    • ? + ✈ = ? January 20, 2017

      Good for her

      • TwirlKingdom January 21, 2017

        LMAO you’re cheering him on as if he won’t ✈️ your ass back to Mexico with a return-to-sender stamp

  2. Lala January 20, 2017

    her voice is terrible. Miss thing sung soprano better than her.

  3. Metzo January 20, 2017

    I liked the performance.

    • Truth(yaaasss honey) January 20, 2017


  4. Gee January 20, 2017

    Everything about this performance is so wrong and honestly nothing about performance brought the feeling of anointing to the spirit and knowing that this was to represent a man who fueled his campaign on hate all I can say is Chrisette Michele lost my respect behind this.

    • ???? January 21, 2017

      Do U think she cares? She probably only cares about the burgers u flip when she rolls through the drive thru.

      • ImaMessyBitch January 21, 2017

        She is vegan lame b****

    • Tinstarr January 21, 2017

      Stop please…..She is not the first artists to perform for someone that didn’t share her same belief value….at the end of the day you probably don’t buy/support her music anyway….if she wants to get that check then by all means!!

      Secondly everything that happens God allows….so then are we going to be mad at God as well??

  5. Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 20, 2017

    She’s too good of a vocalist to be buck dancing for the white folks and kissing the masses ass.
    When a guy from no where wins an election by preaching hate, then goes after the Press and the Intelligence communities, we are facing a dictator. Why inaugurate a fascist, lying Russian Collaborator who cheated at the election! How can you support that? Shame on her!

    • Jasmine January 21, 2017

      I agree and to the chicken heads on hear that are saying “girl get that money” I think 175K (250K minus taxes and expenses) is money she could have easily made 20x over by touring again.

      • FAF January 21, 2017

        Thank u @jasmine I been saying this she’s a Grammy winner she’s not broke her booking fee is like 20-30k

    • rihannagreatest January 21, 2017

      I mean she’s just a sellout,to think I used to have her jam “blame it on me” on replay..damn,and she should have at least gone over the top wyt this act,at least.

    • Beyonnaise January 21, 2017

      Lol keep Russia out of your damn mouth chile…it’s YOUR country who’s bombing the s*** out of others and supports terrorists all over the world.

      Need examples?

      – Afghanistan
      – Iraq
      – Libya
      – Syria
      – Al Quaida
      – ISIS

      Must be such a shame Putin achieved more in the fight against ISIS in 3 weeks than our western alliances in 3 years….you may guess why….

      Needless to see it is YOUR country whose military is stationed all over the world close to Russia’s borders.

      Stupid Americans would believe ANYTHING mainstream press tells them. So f****** pathetic LMAO

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 21, 2017

        you sound stupid.

      • Beyonnaise January 21, 2017

        Can’t be stupid…Am not American baby. We actually have a bit of education and guess what? FREE HEALTH CARE 😉

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 21, 2017

        Gtfo and take those lack of commas with you ?

  6. Truth(yaaasss honey) January 20, 2017

    She just lost one of her 3 fans.

    • Tinstarr January 21, 2017

      you probably didn’t buy her album anyway…so she’s not loosing…she’s thousands of dollars richer!

  7. POPASQUAT January 20, 2017

    Y’all Mfs MAD!!! Where Was The Support Durin’ Her Career? Where Was The Love When She Made Appearances? Christete Has A Chance In A Lifetime That Will Keep Her Good For A Long Time, So @ This Point, Chrisete Could Care Less About Wht You Lessors Think. If Your Broke Ass Had The Chance To Sing Happy Birthday For $5 Mill For Osama Bin Laden, U Mean To Tell Me Yo Ass Would Say No? FOH

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 20, 2017

      Stfu! Honestly if money is all that you care about, then you are truly ignorant.IF you lost it all today, you wouldn’t know how to deal. Smh people like MLK fought for you and Chrisette to have the opportunities and wealth that you can enjoy today. To perform for someone who would rather have you back where you were for a check is deplorable. I pray your bags cushion you when you fall down straight into hell smh

      • POPASQUAT January 20, 2017

        First If All, Just Like U Dont Know Me, I Don’t Know U @ All. Money Is Not All Tht I Care About. Im All For Equality, Dignity, Integrity, Wealth, Respect, Etc. We All Know Why Chrisete Decided To Sing For Trump. However, Im Tlkn To Those Ppl Who Say They Lost Respect For Her But Are The Same Ones Who Dont Have Her Pic As Their Avi On Social Media. Save It! Besides, Im No Trump Supporter, But You Don’t Know Trumps True Intentions! Thts Probably Why Some Celebs Support This Man, So Let Trump Do His Thing. Ur Sayin’ MLK Fought For Ppl Like Us To Have A Great Life, Then Tht Should Tell U NO PRESIDENT Determines Our Path. BUSH F***** Up Some Stuff, But We’re Still Here, So Wht Was Your Point With Tht Statement?

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 20, 2017

        Where’s your integrity and dignity ? Trump is a well known RACIST! She would have been better off starting a GoFundMe page or accepting that money from QuestLove. So bye.

      • Shakira Stan January 21, 2017

        You are all for integrity yet you support Trump?
        B**** please be seated.

    • SMH January 20, 2017

      Lol you are a goddamn fool if you think $250K is gonna “keep her good” for a long time.

      • POPASQUAT January 20, 2017

        Its $750k Dummy. & Its Good If You Know How To Invest It Right.

      • A&R January 21, 2017

        Thank you! That’s not a lot of money… especially considering taxes and her lifestyle. Pahahaha I promise this is my last post. The ignorance on these Chrisette blogs are sicking.

    • 4u2see January 21, 2017

      .._….__And Trump is going to make sure you listen to this gospel song the next 5 years. Four for when he’s in office and the year after. You won’t have time to text, chat or blog. They l!e to themseves about us to make themselves look superior like you do about getting money like it’s a disadvantage. Go to utube for a Cynthia g.

    • Lee26 January 21, 2017

      250,000 ain’t s*** I can buy a new house with that. Plus what did she resolve by performing where was the love in this performance? If she doing this out love and trying to bridge the gap why accept the money ? or better yet donate it to a foundation other than her account

      • Idiotsheeps January 21, 2017

        Lol!!! Yeah and I went to work today for love and to bridge the community!!!! Lmao!!! She cares nothing about broke black people hiding on the internet. She just boosted her career by doing this. Black people never supported her now all of a sudden they got something to say about her. Take ur broke asses to sleep! It’s called a job, working, something most people on this site don’t do.

      • obsidian January 21, 2017

        @Lee26…..Let me get this right! So you’re saying that 250k ain’t s***, yet in the same breath you acknowledged that you can purchase a new home for that price? I’m confused!!!

      • Tinstarr January 21, 2017

        smt yal need a life seriously…..i bet if they offered you it you would have taken it without hesitation

    • Jasmine January 21, 2017

      Lose the chickenhead mentality. Only chicken heads think people are “MAD” and think those that spend money are the only ones who would want a black artist to WIN. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, including you, but if you look at the situation from a realistic point of view you can easily see the people that are complaining are people that wanted Cassette to succeed. The “chance in a lifetime” you refer to is nonsense. Performing at the grammies, oscars, BET awards, or even the Essence Festival are the real chances in a lifetime. Cooning for Trump just makes many people (of all colors) loose respect for you.

    • ImaMessyBitch January 21, 2017

      STFU rejected h** and go pop a squat in a corner facing the wall

  8. B_Roni January 20, 2017

    She has lost nothing. Lol what has she lost? Same as jazmine Sullivan. Put out good music and it’s never notice are bought. Im not really a huge fan of hers but I like her voice and songs. People acting like she was a huge star to begin with.

    • Jasmine January 21, 2017

      That is not true. I love Jazmine Sullivan’s music and whenever she has a concert in my city I try to make it if I am not busy. You can’t lump Jazmine and Casette Tape together. Based on what I see and heard in the video Casette Tape is more of a studio singer. Jazmine is the real deal and I love her voice. Obviously many people think the same way as me because Jazmine’s net worth is listed at 7 million. People like you think people have to buy an artist’s music just because they are an artist but you forget that people buy music they like. Plenty of people buy good music but remember the music itself has to be good.

  9. Molly #Stargirl January 20, 2017

    Work aint honest but it pays the bills *sips tea*

    • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 20, 2017

      That’s the type of mentality that you wanna walk around with ?

      • Molly #Stargirl January 20, 2017

        Im all about females making money so i can’t be mad at her.

      • Amerikkka’s Most Wanted ~ Tyler January 20, 2017

        If money was the real issue here, then why didn’t she take up QuestLove’s offer? He said that he would pay her the same amount if she did not perform. Imagine the biggest accomplishment of your career being a performance for an ex reality tv star (turned president) who could care less about females and minorities.

    • Jasmine January 21, 2017

      So you think Casette Tape’s career is only worth 250K. Seems like a smarter person would have gobbled up the offer from Quest for 250K, not perform at the inauguration, and use the buzz from the press to tour.

  10. Kwinzy January 20, 2017

    Y’all prolly gonna dislike tf outta this post but regardless of how I feel about Trump, Chrisette looked and sounded beautiful. It’s like she intentionally threw it back to her debut, looks & all, just to mess with me and be like “Kwinzy I’m still here baby! Love is yoooouuu. Love is yoooouuu. Remember that!” It got me fuc*ed up fr! The msg of the song was mad uplifting. I can’t hate it nor my girl C, nah can’t do it.?

    • Jasmine January 21, 2017

      I thought her mic should have been adjusted to be louder. The background singers were louder.

  11. Hotness January 20, 2017

    Her mic was too low.I could barely hear her…BUT at least it’s a performance about God.

  12. Hotness January 20, 2017

    Get your coin girl !!

  13. Chillitsjustpizza January 20, 2017

    The Illuminati will take good care of her for doing this.

  14. Sherrele January 20, 2017

    She sound good and so did the chior. No matter how much I don’t like Donald Trump. What is done is done. I’m not going to judge her, only God can! Who are we to judge! All we can do is pray and make sure when presidency come around again to get out and vote!

    • Jasmine January 21, 2017

      Nonsense. “Who are we to judge?” God gave humans brains to form opinions and decisions. “All we can do is pray.” Prayer is always great but don’t wait 4 years for “when presidency come around again to get out and vote”. There is a lot more people can do like staying on top of politics, staying on top of the congress and senate, and if Trump is not doing a good job we can unionize to get him impeached.

  15. Music is ev!l now, suk the soul out of you. January 21, 2017

    Furthermore, is some people on drugs on here? I’ve been supporting other artist music but ya’ll so quick to tear them down for some dang gone Beyonce and Rihanna. I just haven’t been able to or heard of CM since that time being and you all do this preaching on getting coins but fell short of opening doors for other r&b artists because of A popularity and relevance crap; now that’s how Trump go into office. Stup!D!!!! Coming on here was like talking to a brick wall. I appreciate some adults on here with some common sense that woke up to when it gets real. So, I hope you all that’s distracted focus on the right thing or we’re going to be at war for real.

  16. KD January 21, 2017

    I really liked the performance. The choir and message of the song are just too beautiful. God is good, all things will work together for our good, irrespective of who is president. God is intentional!

    • Tasha January 21, 2017

      Yes I agree!!! I was very happy with the song of choice!!! To God be the Glory!!! It’s all about Jesus!!! All things are working for my good it’s intentional, never failing!!! They could not have chosen a better song!!! The Word of God went forward in song and most importantly the world knows it was about Jesus because they declared that in that song!!! So no matter who is president Jesus Christ is and will always be King and it was intentional over two thousand years ago and still is today and Jesus never fails!!! So it’s time to look past the president and look to God because God is the only one who can change the heart of Donald Trump and the overall heart of America!!! I look toward the hill from which cometh my help come from my help cometh from the Lord the maker and creator!!! And one more thing she looked and sounded beautiful!!!

  17. Indie January 21, 2017

    She chose a pay check over her integrity and that’s fine, god knows it ain’t easy for singers the hustle is real! However whether she likes it or not this is going to haunt her for the rest of her life! Globally people are watching, she’s lost respect from her industry from people that don’t even know her music and she’ll now unfortunately be remembered as that c… who played at the worst president in history’s inauguration and thats just the way it is, invest that money wisely boo!

  18. BOOBIE January 21, 2017

    TGJ yall really just made 3 consecutive posts about 3 annoying thots. Do better.

  19. Justafan January 21, 2017

    So embarrassing …

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  21. Lake Erie January 21, 2017

    Yea, she can sang.. yes.. but I don’t think it was worth the payout lol….

  22. Jason January 21, 2017

    They should’ve paid her dust. This was boring AF! I mean, if I’m going to c***, I’m going to go HAM! Bye girl!

  23. Everyone’s A Critic January 21, 2017

    That was an amazing performance! We constant contradict ourselves. We say… “you have a platform, use it for good” , then a girl comes along and uses her platform not to praise the president, but to sing about the god that all you BLACK Americans claim to believe in, LISTEN TO THE WORDS, “he is working for me, he is intentional” – she tried to restore hope in what many of you see, A BAD SITUATION. And you drag her… for singing about hope. I don’t get it. Americans confuse me. Land of the lost

    • Jasmine January 22, 2017

      I think the person who is “lost” is you. What is sad is that you are calling other people lost when the point clearly went over your head. During slavery times, white masters would sometimes have a s**** that could sing perform “negro spirituals” in front of their white friends. Trump alienated himself from being liked by minorities and gays by spewing racism and hate towards them. Now he needed to find a black to c*** for his inauguration singing a “negro spiritual” and unfortunately people like you and Cassette Tape are too assimilated to know when someone is being used as a pawn.

  24. Everyone’s A Critic January 21, 2017

    Do we get mad at surgeons who operate and save the lives of criminals in need? Do we get mad at McDonalds staff for feeding us crap? Are we angry at the corner shop man who sells alcohol to the alcoholic unknowingly? NO, so let’s not be mad at the entertainer who was paid to sing!
    Wanna talk about integrity? She answered with GOD. She made the best out of an awkward situation.
    Spike Lee talking about not using her song! Is he talking about making the best of a bad situation?
    People dragging her on twitter.. did they vote? Did they make sure that their friends mothers cousin voted?

  25. mot January 21, 2017

    lack of edges was a requirement to sing at this event

  26. Tinstarr January 21, 2017

    Y’all stay right there being in y’all feelings like y’all feelings gonna pay anyone else’s bills. If this was about human trafficking, child molestation, the r*** of women and children, etc – then I could see everyone being up in arms. This is an inauguration for the president of the US. He is still the president #TheEnd

  27. Karamel King January 21, 2017

    I don’t support her anyway. Aside from Aston Martin Music (which I’ll never listen to Again). Her performance was disrespectful to African Americans, Latinos, the LGBT community and a whole host of others. She definitely had something to prove…and I still haven’t seen what it is yet. I hope she NEVER sells another record in her life. Bum B****.

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