Chrisette Michele is catching heat for agreeing to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration.
Although her fans have literally begged her on social media not to perform, Chrisette is still planning to serenade the crowd alongside fellow performers, Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down and soul singer Sam Moore.
After the backlash, Chrisette took to her Instagram to defend her decision, saying she’s performing at the inauguration to represent “us.” She also ended her message with an MLK Jr. quote.
"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 #NoPoliticalGenius We Can't Be Present If We're Silent | LINK IN BIO
What do you think about Chrisette’s decision to perform despite the backlash?