After other artist turned the Trump camp’s request to perform at the inauguration down. Jennifer Holiday backed out due to threats and backlash. Chrisette Michelle said “YES” without hesitation. The ramifications behind her decision caused people in her entertainment family as well as her bloodline family to turn their backs on her.
Staying true to her own personal convictions Chrisette Michelle held up her end of the contract and performed for President Donald Trump, only to find out that the man she put her career on the line for couldn’t even take the time to thank her nor shake her hand.
Chrisette Michelle had this to say about the snub in a recent interview.
Were you able to meet President Trump?
Originally I was supposed to perform directly after his first speech, and I had done that with Barack Obama before, so I was used to that kind of experience. And the woman who organized the event came and told me, “Now you’re going to go first and he’s going to go after you.” I looked her in the eye and said, “My family has disowned me. If you decide to Google me, you’ll see that America is writing about me in their newspapers. I’m the black poster child for discord right now, and he’s not going to shake my hand?” So no, I didn’t get to meet him.
Life is parallel to the fables we read as children. And It appears that Chrisette Michelle might have learned a huge lesson about what the moral of Little Red Riding Hood was really about.
Check out the rest of Chrisette Michelle’s interview here courtesy of Love B. Scott