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Chrisette Michele talks accepting Trump inauguration gig, Spike Lee announces he will no longer use her songs

20 January 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Chrisette Michele signed on to perform for the inauguration activities of Donald Trump and after being bashed about the matter, the singer released a statement.

She published a blog post on Thursday saying that her “heart is broken for our country” and she is willing to be a bridge to a peaceful and progressive conversation. The blog post was entitled “We Can’t Be Present if We’re Silent.” Michele kept the inauguration gig a big secret because she feared that there will be a backlash. Michele will be performing at the “Make America Great Again” concert for Trump’s inauguration. She added in her post, “I am here, representing you, because this is what matters. I don’t mind ‘These Stones’ if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless.”

In relation to Michele, Spike Lee said that he will no longer use her songs in the upcoming Netflix series called “She’s Gotta Have It.” The song is called “Black Girl Magic.” Lee said in a statement, “Good Morning Folks. I Wuz Sorry To Read That ‘Sistuh Girl’ Is Singin’ At DT’s Inauguration (And To Use His Fav Word-SAD). I Wuz Thinkin’ ’bout Using Chrisette’s Song- BLACK GIRL MAGIC In My Netflix Series SHE’S GOTTA HAVE IT…. NOT ANYMORE. And Dat’s Da Truth, Ruth.”

The new show is based on the movie of Lee of the same name. He has been one of the Hollywood icons who openly opposed Trump.

Trump’s team has been having a rough time trying to book performers for the inaugural festivities. In the past, Elton John, Garth Brooks, Paul Anka , and Andrea Bocelli all denied that they will be part of the festivities.

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