Chrisette Michele Releases 'No Political Genius' Spoken Word, Says "I Won’t Back Down!"
The singer, who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration ball on Friday (January 20, 2017) has been the subject of scrutiny since news of her performance surfaced. Her participation in the inauguration even prevented filmmaker Spike Lee from using her music in his forthcoming series She's Gotta Have It.
Michele also penned an open letter on her site, defending her decision to perform at the inauguration. "Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters," she wrote. "I am here, representing you, because this is what matters."
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Here is the spoken word performance below. Chrisette's husband, "biggs4K" on Instagram also had a message for Spike Lee. Let's just say it begins with F and ends with K. Now good Christian folk shouldn't be actin' like that. (Guess not. The post has since been deleted from his page.)