Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Chrisette Michele Took Donald Trump’s $75K and Her Career Died

*As we deal with another week of Trump’s shutdown of the government, you might be asking yourself, “whatever happened to Chrisette Michele?

The answer is simple. She fell off. More specifically, her career took a nosedive after she chose to take Donald Trump’s money and perform at his inaugural ball.

The R&B songstress allegedly thought she could “be a bridge” to unite the country by performing at Trump’s inauguration. Her decision turned out to be an epic fail.

“She accepted the gig against the advice of her fans, former collaborators and even her husband,” The Washington Post explained. “The 36-year-old lost an album distribution deal and radio stations stopped playing her songs. She was diagnosed with bipolar disorder and endured a miscarriage that she publicly attributed to stress from death threats and a hydrant of criticism.”

“She still feels the sting of former fans who saw themselves in her music, then accused her of selling her blackness to a presidential candidate who, while on the campaign trail, repeatedly cast black Americans as impoverished people living in hellholes and dependent on food stamps,” The Post explained.

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Michele was paid $75,000 to perform a single song at Trump’s inaugural. That’s a lot of money for one song even for an a-list artist, let alone Chrisette Michele. In all honesty, a lot of people would have been hard-pressed to say no. But, as the old saying goes, “all money ain’t good money.”

The Roots drummer, Questlove, reportedly offered to pay her to cancel, but she turned him down.

“I had no kind of thought in my head that it would turn into the bomb that it did,” said Linette Payne, the singer’s mother.

Two years later, Michele has this to say about her decision.

“People didn’t feel hopeful from that moment,” she said. “They didn’t feel represented in that moment. They felt misrepresented.”

“They felt further misunderstood, and they felt the person they were depending on to speak on their behalf just betrayed them,” she explained.

In the meantime, she’s still trying to get her career back on track. She’s released a new single called

Watch the performance that curbed her career via the clip above.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I’m sorry but I don’t feel remorse for her predicament except for her losing the baby.

    However why do people still support Coonye and Steve bucktooth Harvey? I even saw that ultimate sellout arrogant bitch Omarosa on Al (the fbi snitch) Sharpton’s Show which I never watch( cause he is as shady as they come).

    Let’s be as hard and unforgiving on those 3 as we are on our badly misguided Sister.

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