Chrisette Michele Thinks Singing At Trump Inauguration Is A “Bridge”
Chrisette Michele has some explaining to do after agreeing to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Her open letter is an attempt to do that.
After Black Twitter successfully roasted and fried Michele with extra salt, many were left waiting to see if the R&B singer would ever come forth and explain her decision. Well, the self-proclaimed “no political genius” has posted a response in the form of an open letter that she posted on Twitter.
Want to read it? Here it goes.
— chrisette michele (@ChrisetteM) January 19, 2017
In case you couldn’t read the powder blue font, this is what it said:
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.
Well, she does have a point. Black folks can’t afford to spend the next four years not talking to this man or anyone in his camp. However, we hope the Black people who do talk to him follow T.I.’s suggestion and go up there with a plan and agenda, not just to take pictures.
However, unless she’s going up there singing an R&B remix of Public Enemy’s “Fight The Power” or singing over the instrumental of Intelligent Hoodlum’s “Arrest The President,” we don’t know what “voice” she plans on being.
Anyways, Twitter is still not here for it.