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R&B singer Chrisette Michele is making the most of her time on the world stage.

The 34-year-old NY native angered her fan base when she accepted an invite to perform at Donald Trump's Inauguration on Jan. 20 in Washington D.C.

In an Open Letter to her enraged fan base, an unapologetic Chrisette wrote "I am here, representing you".

"We Can't Be Present If We're Silent," Chrisette wrote. She added that she is "willing to be a bridge" to unify blacks and whites after 8 years of fear and uncertainty under the outgoing administration.

"My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us," she wrote. "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."

According to the NY Daily News, Chrisette agreed to perform as long as she could sing an R&B set rather than traditional songs.

The backlash began soon after Chrisette's reps announced she was performing for the new president.

Chrisette's scheduled Jan. 19 concert at New Jersey's Starland Ballroom was abruptly cancelled.

But Chrisette won't be strapped for cash. She will reportedly receive $750,000 to perform at the Inauguration.

Adding his voice to the growing chorus of critics, Musician Questlove tweeted, "I'd pay Chrisette to NOT perform".

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Word on the alley curb is that she needs the money. She may really need the money now.

  • Carolina Blue

    How many people would turn down that much cash?

  • goat

    Nah I was a fan, you're not representing me.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    The way they've been struggling to find people to perform, I'd guess many people have.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    That weight loss looks good with her new nose

  • Chardonnai

    She will reportedly receive $750,000 to perform at the Inauguration.
    ----------------------------------------------------
    Thats a lot of money

  • Reina1718

    Representing us? Us who??

  • CaramelDrop

    I just don't understand why he wants "our" performers to show up for him..... he didn't want our votes????

  • Reina1718

    She always did.

  • Reina1718

    He wants us to tune in smh

  • Keesh5000

    This pic just make her look even more crazy. Bye Chrissy, dont do this to yourself. Perform, you aint go to explain girl.

  • SmackyaMoms

    She representing that Checking Account

  • Are we there yet

    The backlash began soon after Chrisette’s reps announced she was performing for the new president.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    I love how she has her manager/former Nemesis /now man/future hubby contact information on her Twitter. Basically its like call him and leave me the hell alone at 1-800 fuk-YEWW if there are queestions.

  • Carolina Blue

    Yeah youre right. Ole girl must need it.

  • Reina1718

    Theres something about her i never liked...cant put my finger on it..?

  • Are we there yet

    Which was a large part of my argument. As if that wasnt obvious.

  • Buttercup

    Where's that Nina Simone gif when you need it?

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    “willing to be a bridge” "to unify blacks and whites". My issue isn't with yt ppl, I'm specifically not here for Trump, now if she said something about unifying blacks and oranges, then she might've been on to something.

  • Buttercup

    She should've done a full makeover by buying a nicer wig.

  • KLo

    what fan? LMFAO . giggoboo N

  • Renee Bee
  • Buttercup

    There are somethings that I would never do no matter how much money is to gain. She better enjoy it. This is going to be her last high-paying gig.

  • Keesh5000

    If they are paying that... I know a lot of singers that will take it and do it...Lets see... Danny Boy, everybody on a reality show...except K-Michelle, DMX, I just know its a lot of people that would take that and wouldnt care to explain why they damn did it. Its a tricky world we live in

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    That wig doesn't.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I doubt she's being paid that much money to perform. If so, great. I'm just saying I don't see her fee being that high. I was thinking she'd get like 50-100k. Clearly, I'm way off.

  • klwbaby

    The next time your video is on Centric, I'm changing the channel..girl be honest with yourself, u want the money. I almost forgot, I don't need representation.

  • Are we there yet

    First and last

  • MistaO

    I'm proud of Chrisette for standing up and no caving in to all these childish nonsensical attacks. Example...real woman!

  • KLo

    That 750K is a damn lie. she was paid 10K

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    It's her right to perform I hope it works out for her.

  • MissHarlem

    I'm done with her. Will still listen to her music prior to today but moving forward no coins or anything from me. Dead to me

  • Keesh5000

    I still know a lot of people that will perform for that...LMAO

  • Are we there yet

    eh girl. SET DOWN. My fave new one man

  • Justlooknout

    $750,00 - she gotta travel to dc, stay at hotel, pay her band and taxes.

    She extra as fugg, how much she gonna have left...

  • MissHarlem

    All money ain't good money.

  • Oliver Brady

    I hope the next time she bends her husband over to toss his salad, in the thralls of passion, he throws it back, right in her face! Boom! Completely ruining her not so subtle "deviated septum" corrective surgery? I call upon the ancestors to make me will so be?

  • Sucker Free

    I respect her decision...people have done stranger thangs for far less change

    Dem her vocal chords

    * TI voice

  • Boonella

    Good for her...not buying anymore of her albums.

  • Carolina Blue

    Right. Damn, talk about a rock and a hard place.

  • SummerBaby

    Not Danny Boy tho! ?? ? A blast from the past.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    Lurk15 was legit hurt behind this shyt yesterday. She's probably the biggest Chrisette fan in the world. She looked like she lost her best friend as she was deleting Chrisette from her playlists.

    She even threw the 2 actual CD's that I bought in the trash. I was only upset that she beat me to the punch.

    #FukkYouTooChrisette

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  • MissHarlem

    What's crazy is she's missing out on future opportunities for this shit. ?? can't make this stupidity up. Spike Lee was going to use her music for an upcoming Netflix series and has publicly said hell to the naw now because of this. Short term benefits always end up fckn up long term benefits. Same with investing but I digress.

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    Most people don't knowingly invest in crap shoots.

  • Let Your Soul Glow
  • Mr. LeBrick James
  • That’s Interesting

    I don't understand. White people wouldn't go perform for a Black Panther. Nor would they alienate their fan base and people. Why commit career suicide girl???????

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ??

  • Buttercup
  • Let Your Soul Glow

    THIS!!!!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ???

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Yup. Short term money vs. long term money.

  • Let Your Soul Glow
  • Buttercup

    I hope she has some great investments lined up.

  • Carolina Blue

    I never listend to her music, not my cup of tea. I did enjoy her vocals on the rick ross joint though.

  • hi-liter

    I had nan fucck to give about Chrisette before this mess. Let me go back to that.....toodles.

  • Oliver Brady

    No, they would not. They Shirley would not. Why oh why do we. Xenu help us all??

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    No way I believe she got paid that much, but hey. Do you boo boo.

  • Oliver Brady

    ??

  • Carolina Blue

    +1

  • Keesh5000

    But Chrisette won’t be strapped for cash. She will reportedly receive $750,000 to perform at the Inauguration.
    _____________________________________

    Why do I NOT believe this. How much is the Presidents salary annually again?

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    For me, it wouldn't be a rock and hard place. She made the decision she thought was best for her. The amount of money doesn't sway me. It's already been said here but there's no amount of money that could make me do certain things.

  • MissHarlem

    She definitely has some nice songs. I have three of her albums. That will be all

  • Buttercup

    It's gif GOLD.

  • MissHarlem

    Tuh

  • hi-liter

    I just read Dump raised $100 million for this inaug. Do they really pay these celebs to perform? and pay them THIS much?

  • Jen_no_juice

    She may need it now but her fans may hold it against her and not buy future tickets. All money ain't good money

  • Irony

    I think they're still 400K.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Obama just commuted 330 sentences.

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Someone had to say yes. She's only singing even if she might have not voted for him.
    She is still under Jay-Z's label right??

  • Carolina Blue

    Finished and done....i get it.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    for now.

  • Junkanoo

    Her call ,her business, all l know is l don't like folks up in my business telling me what l can and cant do .

  • Keesh5000

    Th 34-year-old NY native angered her fan base when she accepted an invite
    _________________________
    I dont believe she was invited. I think she asked

  • Jen_no_juice

    He did fundraisers between tweets???

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    I just removed her songs from a playlist that I just generated. She'll take these L's for her electronic plays for the foreseeable future. If I play anything, it'll be for the CDs/MP3s I already have.

  • MissHarlem

    ??????

  • puppylove

    They probably have more room in the budget since the list if performers is so short.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe
  • Jen_no_juice

    OT: Anyone know how to turn off these notifications for IG live? It's driving me

  • MissHarlem

    I took her in for awhile now ?

  • Buttercup

    Come through, LZ!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    No I get them all day.

  • therealashland

    If her fans and I use the word loosely was buying her music and concert tickets she wouldn't be taking the trump change. Y'all will be over it sooner than later. Get them coins boo

  • i troll it like i see it

    Does she really believe this dribble? She cannot be this dense. I hope this paycheck is worth it.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile that and fb live irks me

  • hi-liter

    His "supporters" did.

  • therealashland

    I have a feeling trump is professionally trolling

  • MissHarlem

    Look at my fam so smart so diligent and ahhh so proud I'm at a lost of adjectives ????

  • Are we there yet

    I think she already knew or she woulda backed out like Jennifer did. Esp after it came out yesterday that her ass been booked a WHOLE WEEK and some change. Just like Kap already knew folks wont gonna support him. Black AND white in his case. And said he was prepared to lose money if needed. She knew. Which is why her camp just confirmed yesterday

  • Are we there yet

    Her ass aint never been paid that much before. FOR WHET? Nothing comes to mind

  • Carolina Blue

    I believe she knows what shes doing and shes obviously ok with it. Like you said good luck to her.

  • MissHarlem

    I agree which is where my I don't know you attitude comes from. That tryna cop pleas will always aggravate me on any level

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Dear Chrisette,

    First off, hello. How are you? Blessed I hope. Now...uhhh Miss you do not represent me. At all. If you did, you would see that all money is not good money and this foolishness your talking is not at all correct. I'm all for uniting people. I am. But when you start talking about not peacefully marching because it will do nothing and all that yadda yadda, you lost me. And my coins. Because I feel like your statements are disrespectful to those who came before you who marched for YOUR rights and MINE. They did so we could do. They marched and were hosed down, and bitten by dogs, and beat up by cops, so we could live better, and that "we" includes you as well. But I suppose in this case, money talks and conscious walks, swiftly at that. But I guess your doing what you have to. I just hope your decisions today don't impact you greatly later on in your kiddle pool deep career. Good luck adn God Bless -YSIC Keya P.S. I do like A Couple of Forevers.

  • Full Monty

    I wonder if MenDC was one of them? I can see Yandy asking!

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ????

  • Full Monty

    Ohhh she still got fans though?

  • SummerBaby

    Dead

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! You're p.s. is priceless. Chrissy, fck you and your performance. p.s. I will still do my first dance to your song. LOL!

  • puppylove

    Kiddie pool deep.

  • LadyFrance

    2 things....did anyone ASK her to go represent the black community as a whole? It's more appropriate for her to say she is representing herself. That is all she can say. How is her being there to sing going to bring about peace? Its just another black/brown person singing and dancing for entertainment. Next....how come no one mentions the recording of MLK stating he fears he lead his people into a burning house by leading us on the road to desegregation? Where his feelings on that not as important as his feelings on the rest of the movement?

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    I read that FloRider is getting $1M????

  • Carolina Blue

    I believe this as well.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    And the memes are true. When I do catch them, I swear it's like 2 people watching and I really do back right on out the room.

  • stav

    Neither do I !

  • i troll it like i see it

    That's what I thought too, is her entire career worth one morally bankrupt gig? What's she going to perform at next since she will be known for this now. Who will want her? This man is hated all over the world not just in America.

  • Are we there yet

    Sadly, her saying why march etc was said awhile ago. I was still willing to give her a chance. She did the most with this here.

  • Carolina Blue

    He said he was never going to perform from the get go.

  • puppylove

    If she did she wouldn't be taking trump money.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Please sashay away ....?

  • KarmaBackAround

    I respect the way she addressed this, she nailed her point by saying “We Can’t Be Present If We’re Silent,” but furthermore, she obviously could use the 750,00 just by the looks of that wig up top And she completed her purpose by making sure she isn't made to sing in a negro spiritual voice, but rather her own! U go Chrissette! *Shade*

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • Are we there yet

    Its been a rumor for a minute. Remma I asked the other night? Then yesterday it was confirmed. So she knew she was gonna lose out on other stuff and still decided to go with it. Makes me feel like she is good with her decision and good luck to her.

  • puppylove

    You know she probably put the wrong name on the application.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    This lmao

  • klwbaby

    For her sake, I hope that check don't bounce...

  • Irony

    A third insider, a veteran inaugural organizer, said it is unusual to pay artists for the inauguration, considered a high-profile, high-prestige, patriotic gig.

    “I’ve never heard of talent being compensated,” he said. “Nor have I heard of talent recruiters being compensated.”

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    I think she meant to, but didn't send in the paperwork.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    She messed up her cash flow to shuck from an orange but hole. After she sings at the whore house in keepers white trash extravaganza. I hope she know she can't bring her black ass, her new nose, or that horrible back into our good graces. Home girl cut off her long term money for short term money. Do white people buy her albums ( now coaster) ? Do they know who her bald headed ass is? Well for her sake I hope they do because black folks tossed her into the trash along with clueless Stacey Dash.

  • Buttercup

    B...b..bu.. :kona:

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    I'm tickled and ain't even read this yet ??????

  • MissHarlem

    She can't even do chitlin circuits now

  • LadyFrance

    I personally thought them performing was BS myself. That woman had her own agenda on deck. She was only looking out for black/brown ppl as far as we would get her with a vote. I don't believe either candidate would/will do ISH for our people, but.........that's just my small a$$ opinion.

  • puppylove

    But for this pres you gotta be talkin dollars.

  • MissHarlem

    Right which makes it easier for her to be dead to me

  • B.Sweet Glow-up 2017

    No more standing in the pissy Ritz.

  • Full Monty

    Flat line LMFAO!

  • Blaque Mahogany

    She looks different.

    She does not represent me.

    She just wants to finally get a blue check mark by her name on IG.

    She is doing this for publicity and her first invite to The View.

    Don't fall for it...

  • Buttercup

    LOL

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Thank you sir

  • Full Monty

    True! Erica gonna get him out! LOL I just can't

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    That's because Keya & Dubb's YSIC letters are always classic. LOL!

  • MissHarlem

    I have none on my playlist. If Pandora plays her depending on my mood I will listen. If I'm feeling bitchy thumbs down and hard

  • Are we there yet

    Someone said this. He has been known to default on payment.

  • Carolina Blue

    Right i said this below. I believe she will regret it later though because 750k isnt life long money not unless she is investing wisely.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Tyler is a humanitarian. He might help her out with a part in his next Madea play.

  • Anunnaki

    What is the blue check for? , I heard it was for famous people

  • Taylordanes

    GIRL BYE......you gonna need that money cuz black folk wont be supporting you KNO MO!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Someone said I hope the check don't bounce. I hollered.

  • MissHarlem

    One thing about Tyler is he's loyal to his fan base so if he does it will be out of sympathy.

  • Judas & GOD

    Chrisette wrote. She added that she is “willing to be a bridge” to unify blacks and whites after 8 years of fear and uncertainty under the outgoing administration. ..girl bye bye!!

  • JohnsonL

    If Chrisette really said this in its entirety,
    "willing to be a bridge” to unify blacks and whites after 8 years of fear and uncertainty under the outgoing administration.
    She is an idiot. But for some reason, I believe Sandra added everything after bridge!!! Sounds to much like Sandra's BS!!p

  • NaeNay

    In other words, she needs a check.
    Nice spin, though.

  • Taylordanes

    right shucking and jiving is going to change things!!!

  • Dee Jone

    make your money your career is based upon singing, enough said.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    scat! ?
    *looks for my switch*

    You and Keya gonna get y'all legs stung tuhday!???

  • SummerBaby

    That wig is horrible! I don't understand celebs with bad wig/weaves. My hood azz cousin can hook her up.

  • CaliVirgo

    ???

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    I hope she know she can't bring her black ass, her new nose, or that horrible back into our good graces
    _________________________

    So you saying she nor her tatoe salad are welcomed at the cookout no more. No matter how good it is? Good, I concur.

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  • SummerBaby

    It authenticate their account.

  • Buttercup

    I doubt it, Sis. Tyler is still about his coinT, and she would get in the way of that.

  • 2brefrank

    Dear Chrisette,

    Sing, honey. Whether in the face of white supremacists or amongst "your kind" as just as racist as the racist people put it. (Most won;t understand what i just said) Sing! God gave you that beautiful voice. That voice can be used to help build our nation, to encourage a hurting people, to soothe the soul. I am a black woman and i say Trump, Alt right, KKK should never have enough power to shut you out, down or cause you to lose your voice. Trump confirms the beauty of your gift by inviting you. Use it. You're not selling out. You're buying into the fact that we will never overcome as long as we are divided --- so i say SING! Who cares if you're blacklisted...you already have been anyway. If you live for their acceptance you'll die from their rejection. So..sing and most importantly, MOST IMPORTANTLY, collect that beautiful check to support yourself financially. I'll be praying for you!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    She might want to unify that big ass part and her weave first. IJS. #VirginHairDepot #100DollarClosures IJS

  • goat

    I can no longer support anybody that supports him or fell for the photo ops.

  • Taylordanes
  • Dee Jone

    Some people didn't support her music career in the first place, so make your money. We can't tell people how to make money in their career.

  • CaliVirgo

    Least we know how much souls cost?

  • Are we there yet

    I told you damn Xxplosive came on Pandora right after I had watched Michel'e movie and I screenshot you like I CAINT skip it. Dis my shyt. I still feel bad about it. Okay I dont.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I just googled this and you are correct. Unless an exception is being made for her (which I doubt), she's not getting a paycheck for this at all. Which makes her decision to sing even more interesting.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Was he even ever offered that much, or is the whole story fake 'news' ?

  • Locapoca
  • Anunnaki

    but is she not authetic, I don't really know I don't have twitter

  • Anunnaki

    lol I said this the other night I was watching something and said I can buy a 79.99 lace front, what the hell is they problem..lol it was atrocious

  • CaliVirgo

    ? ?

  • Buttercup

    You sound just like MamaButter talking about stinging folks legs.

  • Luv Pitties

    I was done with Chrisette when she penned that long IG post about how all lives matter not just black lives. I won't be watching the inauguration anyway but I hope this will be worth it for her in the long run. Everything that glitters isn't gold.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • SailOn

    She only said the "willing to be a bridge" part, hence the quotes. Sandra inferred the rest. She does that often. I really should stop coming here.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    In related news, I heard that Spike Lee has already pulled her music from her upcoming projects!

    I like knowing who to support...

  • Are we there yet

    Comes to find out a lot of folks were done with her then. I aint eem KNOW til yesterday.

  • Being bad is way more fun

    I never heard of her before but these are the only people Donald can get to perform for him. Being that she is black I dont not think she should be doing anything to help Donald but she got to eat like the rest of us . She is going to do what she has to do so its not up to me I just wont be supporting her but since I dont know who she it I wasnt going to do that anyway

  • 2brefrank

    He's so rich, i don't think he's accepting the salary.

  • Carolina Blue

    As far as i have been reading its safe to file it under fake news.

  • Judas & GOD

    im hurt because I really like her but nooo way

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    **cues Charlie Wilson** "If she need her hair done, see my cousin Carol."

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    I see her momma leaving comments. Child please.

  • GuestSTAR

    Under normal circumstances celebs all across the board are clamoring, begging to be apart of the inaugural festivities because it is so high profile, but not this time. They are treating President Puzzi grabber like he has an infectious disease. They wants no parts of it.

  • Taylordanes

    I LOVED her albums! Especially I AM!!!!! But now homegirl gets NATHAN from me! Hopefully those white folk will buy her RNB....

  • Are we there yet

    One Rose will be here in a minute and rant and rave on why David Banner dont belong up there. I cant say her name bc Scrotums said I say her name every single day. But she pist my ass off tambout David. SMOOTH OFF.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Bet his checks don't bounce. And that was long term money. Cole? You stoopid.

  • Keesh5000

    GIGGLING!!!!

  • Buttercup

    There was hope that she would redeem herself from the all lives matter, marching doesn't solve anything statements. But the right here- unforgivable.

  • MissHarlem

    I stated that below. His response was classic

  • Ms.Caramel

    That man is going to be president. Can't we all stop the bashing already!
    You talk about our people that died before us for this and that.... Didn't they also die for unity as well????? Everybody talking about boycott and separation... I guess MLK's dream is still just a dream...

  • Carolina Blue

    I'll say it, FENDI

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    I hollered

  • Taylordanes

    Thats HER opinion and she can have it......BUT what is SHE doing for her community???

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Between lost CD sales, concert tickets etc, over the years to come, she'll lose a lot more than that $750k she supposedly got for this.
    #notworthit

  • SummerBaby

    Why doesn't she like David Banner?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    He doesn't need it. He's on that snitch release program.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Who?!

  • i troll it like i see it

    Does she know how many people with beautiful voices would love to travel and just sing their hearts out, make a couple albums and tour like she's had the opportunity to do? Don't really even need the mega paycheck for each gig, they just want to sing and make a living doing so. She made it as a professional singer and pulls this chit? How dare she. She just squandered a dream in my opinion.

  • CaliVirgo
  • Taylordanes

    she def gonna need prayer....

  • Buttercup

    Nope, nope, nope, nope. He has 1,460 days to endure dragging since he wanted to be divisive.

  • Luv Pitties

    Girl this broad can make an entire duet album with Lee Greenwood and Toby Keith for all I care.

  • Locapoca

    See this is why I came.... for the comments y'all finna turn this post out. It should've been an open post. I'm over here dying laughing

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  • SailOn

    You know I don't really blame her. Someone throw 750k at me I might do it too. It's not like she has ever been overtly political and is such a huge celebrity whose mere presence would be a cosign. Someone has to do it and Trump will be our next president. Our community cannot completely shut ourselves out from this loon. However had Beyonce or Usher agreed I'd be pissed.

  • Carolina Blue

    ???

  • GuestSTAR

    Probably so, but I heard her and Omarosa are friends and she's the one who got her the gig.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    He's scheduled to meet with them on the 13th of Never.

  • Keesh5000

    Im down with that trade.....Thats a good one!

  • Irony

    If she was getting paid 750k she can make that within few tour nights. That's not it...

  • SummerBaby

    Are you a former Rose?

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Nooooooo we can't stop the bashing. Noooooooooo. They talked shyt about Obama every damn day. So Trump is not gonna get anything different from me. Hell, Trump bashes people every day B.

  • CaliVirgo
  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    You don't too old!??
    Lol!??

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Someone throw 750k at me I might do it too.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Exactly why we can't get ahead. Every man for himself. Mission and movement be damned. "I'm going to get mines".

  • CaliVirgo

    Got my damn gifs ready..Ready to drag that orange mf?

  • Luv Pitties

    After her IG post I deleted all of her songs from my playlist on Spotify and anytime it pops up on Pandora I give it a thumbs down.

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Play the game don't let the game play you.
    Man i'm going to pay off my house using Trump.He's an idiot.He will cause the stock market to tank and i'll be on the front end short selling stock and buying put options.

  • Irony

    So you're agreeing Donald is having to pay for his performance? Using our US tax dollars?

  • 2brefrank

    I agree,...the frozen song says it best. Let it gooooo let it gooooo! I obliged the day he was voted in. There's no sense in getting messed up about something that is inevitably going to happen. It's madness and insanity. I refuse to go to hell for hating this man. I love you Trump. You are flawed...severely flawed. I want president Kennedy back....but i have to deal with you so i shall Let it go!

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    I can't even get mad at her 'cause I believe that SHE believes what she's saying (bless her heart). ?

  • hottlanta

    Don't put "ME" into it just to get a check. Ask Donald how he got outta paying taxes because as soon as she gets off stage the tax man will be right there for his cut. I am sick of people using fake excuses for race relations. When I get off work I don't wanna see not white folks just like when they get of work they don't wanna see no black folks. As long as we are civil at work it is all good. I am also sick of black folks talking about marching ain't necessary. Really yall wasn't complaining when we weren't allowed to just get a soda at the fountain on a hot summer today and it I 100 degrees outside. Had to go outside and drink water from a trough like a dog, Now we got cable, Rush card and a cellphone and it is all good in the neighborhood. John Lewis was willing to step outside the box and fight for a cause. Folks wanna be a coward like Dump and hide behind Twitter. When those representatives had to face off with those delusional Trump supporters about ACA and he saw those people standing for a cause they went out the back door. Now black folks saying actions like that is unnecessary. It is a shame we got more black folks standing in line for a pair of tennis shoes that will take their whole paycheck than to fight for a cause. John Lewis the next time you take an aspirin for your headache I stand in solidarity with you, Your marching wasn't in vain for this black woman.

  • L.T.L. Since 2007

    The "bashing" donald trump is getting now is nothing in comparison to the bashing that President Barack Hussein Obama received for the 2,922 days he served in office.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d815c71a174f59d6736cb007f4591b4236c0a23fd8eb1311c1ac0b585c083407.gif

  • CaliVirgo

    U caught that too huh

  • MissHarlem

    Fck this yamp. In more important sad news today is the last day with a black first family in the house the slaves built. ???

  • Luv Pitties

    Just like someone posted a question the other day (I don't remember where I saw it) , "Would you pick cotton for $200?" You have no idea how many Black people responded with affirmations that they would because they gotta eat and F the next negro; sad sad days.

  • Buttercup

    Ahahahahaha

  • Carolina Blue

    At least youre honest. Personally i dont see it. It wouldnt be worth peace of mind.

  • Chardonnai

    I would love for him to sit down with Paul Mooney

    That would be Epic!

  • KarmaBackAround

    :Stands and claps:

  • Luv Pitties

    She'll probably be reduced to hocking her music on PBS telethons or late night infomercials.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Paul Mooney would read him his rights...Trump only speaking to those who coon for a dollar. MLK III is a shark, Kanye is crazy, Steve Harvey is a host to Trump's pageant, etc. He can't fathom whats in store for him these 4 years....

  • Irony

    You know everything President Obama did was wasteful spending of the American tax dollars? I'll help her do it for Donald.

  • 2brefrank

    Yes, Several tons of it.

  • KarmaBackAround

    its been very bitter sweet for me..im gonna miss the hell out of them!

  • Chardonnai

    I'm sad.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    SCHIT REALLY??? I gotta get my Christian demo tape together and get back out there.

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • Buttercup

    I just go find myself some business. LOL

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    lol funny and true.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    smh... *deep sigh* ?
    ???

  • Are we there yet

    Something about internship he was offering. I dont remma all of it. But I was hella damn HURT.

  • Locapoca
  • L.T.L. Since 2007
  • SummerBaby

    New post

  • Keesh5000

    How she representing anybody... I thought you had to run for office and get voted in to Represent folks.. Is she a Politician or Singer cause this "I am here, representing you stuff is weird" She could have at least said she repping her hood in NY or wherever she was born and raised

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    My fave commenter on IG says that all the time LOL

  • Are we there yet

    IDK but chile I LOVE DAVID BANNER

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I wish people would think for themselves and stop repeating what they hear. Explain to me how performing for Trump translates into dialogue, or even more importantly, policies that benefit AA's. I'll wait.

    Why do "we" as black people always feel as if the onus is on us to sacrifice our dignity and respect for the CHANCE of a seat at the table?

    We can't ignore him? Why not? Best believe his azz ignores black people until he needs to SUMMON one of them to his tower for a photo op. Same people running around saying protesting and marching are pointless are the same people that are advocating for sit downs with a racist...who by the way...has done nothing to indicate his feelings about minorities have changed. Literally nothing.

  • Vonn

    Nope, "We gone bash til he crash."

  • Buttercup

    She's going to keep Ray Charlesing that question. LOL

  • SummerBaby

    I've noticed. ?

  • goat

    Real Talk

  • Irony

    *cues shouting music*

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Colin Powell isn't going, but Chrisette is. ? I'm just going to assume Dumps black guest list is filled with the blacks, black people don't mess with as a whole. Ex . Condolezza "Oil rig I live with a white woman" Rice, Stacey Dash, Don lemon, The other black jackass on cnn and the faux blacks that pretend to not support Drump, but secretly do.

  • LuLu
  • Chardonnai

    When I get off work I don't wanna see not white folks just like when they get of work they don't wanna see no black folks. As long as we are civil at work it is all good.
    ------------------------------------------
    This part right here.

  • AJKC23

    Ya heart is broke 4 $$ ?

  • SailOn

    People are saying EFF chrisette that never bothered to support her amazing music. Chrisette could have been a huge vocal superstar like Amy winehouse or Norah Jones. But our community only seems to support black female artists who frequently appear half nude, nowadays. No disrespect to queen bey. Chrisette is a real artist, but can't sell records. Shid she gotta eat too lol.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    don't do this Lurk! ?
    I left home today with a lump in my thoak 'cause the 'Love & Happiness' farewell concert was replaying on BET this morning. ?

  • Are we there yet

    I said he is not goign to do ANYTHING positive for us. NOT ONE THING. Folks crazy if they see that. Far as Chrissy singing. IDK how to feel. That is sep. But I feel very adamant that there is no need to dialogue with him.

  • Are we there yet

    *going

  • 2brefrank

    This made me laugh

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Fool gave up royalty checks from Spike Lee, for a one time payment from dump. She also alienated her core fan base ( BLACK PEOPLE) for crumbs.

  • Renee26

    Who's being silent???

  • SailOn

    Blacks with clout and influence have a responsibility not to legitimize this clown. With that being said he still will be our president. Its all a complicated mess.

  • Renee26

    ALLLLLLL of this!!!! Singing a song is not speaking on anything that matters so for her to quote Dr King in this context is sooo wrong.

  • Keesh5000

    The Media should be there, its their job. Real Journalist.... Must be there, no matter what color they are, no matter what they believe or how disgusting they think he is. Their job is vital to History and the story must be told through the eyes of Journalist (The Media)...Take Don Lemon off the list and anybody on CNN. Trump is trying to silence the Media, especially CNN. he has no one else to Bully or fight with as opponents so all gloves are off and he is going to fight with the Media.....calling them fake

  • Are we there yet

    She also alienated her core fan base ( BLACK PEOPLE) for crumbs
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Found out yesterday her whole why march we aint getting nowhere speech had alienated a whole lotta of em for FREE a few years ago.

  • scentsychick30

    She just should have said I need a check. Singing won't bridge the gap(racism and hate he promoted) sometimes silence is the best answer.

  • Renee26

    Chile you got me laughing while I hold up my fist in solidarity

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Oh Lord if that's Kenya....*bambs hand on desk and cracks up*

  • Chardonnai

    You and Donald can kiss my ass

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Yes!! That's where I got it too. I LOVE him!!!! Lol

  • Are we there yet

    This is what pisses me off. All the black Dems that is not going keep getting pointed out. HOWEVER....Its a whole SLEW of Repubs that aint either!

  • Renee26

    Yes..I'm right behind you with the petty for the next 4 years

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Why do we always have to be the bigger person? They go low I'm meeting them halfway. Want to troll me and my people? Fine, don't get mad when we trash the inbreds. At least when WE do it's the truth not fantasy and lies!

  • LibraGirlonly

    Chillle these coons!!!

  • CaliVirgo
  • Keesh5000

    Not...you will stand with Lewis the next time he even take an asprin for a headache...MY ACE BOOM COOM IN DA BUILDING BABY https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b0b7efc8803175b3c9e811f2c6ce791e67c31ab014a70e0b572c631bad477a46.jpg

  • Renee26

    I'd be telling everybody how I turned down that $750k offer even though I'm broke...they would then know that I have integrity

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Spike Lee supported her until this. What's the excuse for that?

  • Renee26

    Wow

  • Renee26

    So basically you saying they trolled the all lives matter hashtags to select an artist lol

  • Vonn

    Chump did not meet with any of them long enough to have a productive meeting. Just long enough to get them to tell the masses "He's OK, give him a chance." Paul Mooney would mess around & turn chumps orange skin red from embarrassment.

  • thehumble1

    Chrisette shut up.. how you bringing people together. You not no bridge chile. BIH

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Oh Chrisette, I forgot to mention, some of us you claim to represent are not supporting Trump or this foolishness tomorrow because of what he had to say about on of this nations heroes, Congressman John Lewis. And it was completely disrespectful. But I guess you don't care about that either, right? For the love of money, or fame right? Which, from reading the comments you need lots of both, because your not getting too much of either right now. Whatever. smh.

  • Keesh5000

    Naw, but she built like one

  • Empress

    I would respect her more if she said she just needs the coins. I really can't stand the coons that try to act like they are helping Black people.I'm surprised she didn't drag Jesus out to excuse this BS. She can do what she wants and I can choose to disagree.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I have all of her albums, even the crap one......I loved this girl from DAY 1!! AND I STILL SAY FUKK HER NOW!!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Had the check ready for her and all!!

  • Luv Pitties

    Lol, pretty much I don't put anything past this man or his administration.

  • hottlanta

    Keep Dr. King name outta your mouth as if he went along with people BS for the hell of it. Dr. King was fighting against people like Dump and that is why he died. Had Dr. King saw that dumb education secretary on television and how she is ready to really take money outta public education and put in her pockets he would have had a fit. Dr. King wasn't a PUNK and YESSA boy to no one. That is why he died. Ms. C. you might can read music now you need to read a book about Dr. King and not none of that "Comfort Zone Negro" mess white folks been passing down through generations. Dr. King was more like "FIGHT THE POWER".

  • hottlanta

    Stoppppppppppppppppp!!!!!!!!

  • KourageousTigerII’s

    Amen to that! smfh

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    And knowing how this bunch of 'nostalgic' Americans regards Us as a People, they will take great delight in any opportunity to treat her more like a servant than a guest. Prob have her enter & leave through the byke door ...tell her she gets her own 'private' washroom & water fountain ...'special' table IN the kitchen ...and a 'coveted' spot on the front porch to do her set. ?

  • SailOn

    Lol. You ain't shid. She has a very pretty face in spite of that misfortune.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    I noticed that too. Alot of them are distancing themselves from him. People assume the majority don't like Dump, do to him being a faux Republican. No, he's a sack of garbage that doesn't have the full support of his own party. A lot if not all the people in his cabinet are his personal friends. He's a senior citizen with no impulse control.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Chrisette shut up.. how you bringing people together. You not no bridge chile. BIH
    --------
    How you bringing people together and you can bring that big as part any closer on your own head? Jesus please be a fence around her and a closuer for her hair...or a better weave/ lace front. Her and Kim please Lord. Because this right here is not right. Father, please stretch your hand and be a blessing to this lost sheep and fix her hair. I would ask that you help her mind, but I know you have to fight our battles one at a time. Thank you Jesus. Amen.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Dead!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong
  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    That last part though - spot on! Heaven help us, smh

  • Keesh5000

    Look, aint nobody selling records really. She doesnt have the body shape to dress like Bey and her voice is amazing and I love a few of her songs....but she is the type of artist that you must have taste for. I think she is a real artist with real talent. We have a lot of people in the music industry on her level. Some are under rated and some are over rated. Like KeeKee Wyatt... Hands down that girl can blow and has the best vocal range Ive ever heard and Im a die hard Bey fan...but KeKe Wyatt will blow vocals out them waters and she doesnt get the recognition. But they have to eat..just like you and I

  • Vanity

    She's getting paid 750,000 to perform for the Trump, first she better get it up front, Trump has a record of not paying his workers and then filing bankruptcy on them. She better spend it wisely, because it will probably be the last check she will ever get.

  • SailOn

    Dam it seems as though Chrissy is getting more flack than Ye, who said he would have actually voted for Trump. Adult r&b artists gotta eat too.

  • nekkkyj

    i agree with her 100% we have trump for the next 4 years so we might as well get over it and if you didn't vote your opinion shouldn't matter

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Someone educate me on that Secretary of Education mess today. I missed it. Ugh. #working

  • Keesh5000

    Yall know that guhl got a bad body

  • Keesh5000

    ok...imma chill

  • Keesh5000

    You been missing a pretty good show. She real dumb

  • datATLboi

    LMAO---the only black chick they could get to perform is a bih that ain't even American....she can't even VOTE....GTFOH

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    the "get over it" and "stop bashing Trump" comments are flooring me. Yall can't be serious. smdh.

  • MissHarlem

    I want to remain in denial

  • Carolina Blue

    Apparently neither did the voters opinion matter as well.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    But will she get the job though? This administration seems to like dummies. smdh.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I had all her albums....good and bad, I rocked with her since she came out with Jay. Been a fan of her so much that my baby boy became her fan!! Was pissed that I was away when she was in my neck of the woods on tour.

    I WAS a FAN!!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    That's because we all know Ye lost his mind a few years ago. We the Black Delegation, don't take anything he says or does seriously anymore.

  • Jahnée Gill Mr.Eddie Murphy

    Explains why she's broke now, and married to someone she didn't get along with in the first place. How you marry the person you tried to sue? How is he her manager/man and she's strapped for cash? How? I wonder if he's pulling a kendu on her and stealing her money.

  • MissHarlem

    Girl

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    News was saying last night that b/c the Dems pretty much have no power in Senate or House, Trump's picks will prob be confirmed. But challenging them will give the Dems something to campaign on when it's time.

  • Vanity

    She did mention God: Below is her Pen Letter, she's trying to drag everyone down with her, she even mentioned she's worked with Jay Z, John Legend and several other "A Listers". She needs to bite this bullet and bear the backlash, because after her performance is over she will be over. She has a concert in March, 2017 in Atlanta, She might be able to fill up a bathroom with her fans after this. A disrespect to God and MLK.

    "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."

  • sunni_daze

    Repesent us how? By singing and dancing a jig

  • datATLboi

    Congratulations Chrisette, you just destroyed what small career you had left. Nobody was checking for her except a small niche of black folk. I mean....WHAT HAS SHE DONE RECENTLY

  • SailOn

    Well you should because that man is no dummy. Bipolar or not he's not fkin schizophrenic. He's very much sane. Will no longer get my $$$.

  • sunni_daze

    As a box of corn flakes. Maybe she should have attended public school. Private FAILED her.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Well Wyoming needs guns in school, due to the possibility of grizzlies.

    She has no idea what the difference of proficiency and growth is, even when it is defined for her.

    DeVos was listed as a vice president of the Prince Foundation in tax documents through at least 2014. But DeVos denied having any real involvement in her parents' foundation: "That was a clerical error. I can assure you I have never made decisions on my mother's behalf on her foundation's board."

    Click link for some more..........have no words for that mess!!
    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/01/betsy-devos-confirmation-hearing-bernie-sanders-al-franken-real-bad

  • CookieMobster

    I think it is an honor to be asked to preform at a presidential inoguration. Even if you don't necessarily agree with the president elect.

  • datATLboi

    and BTW....Nice use of quotations Sandra. I had to read it again to make sure your opinions weren't her own. She couldn't possibly put that completely asinine rhetoric in her letter to black people

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Ye doesn't need us to rag on him......Don and his folks played the mess out of him. Dude wasn't even a consideration to perform and per Trump homie.....Ye considers HIMSELF Trump's friends.

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Hum.lets see how Trump can make us a third world country:piss China off and China dump all U.S debt on the market;Try and stop China from buying oil from Iran and China dump all those worthless U.S. bonds on the market.

  • Araminta Glissade Chaines

    I was thinking that was a low number too

  • KourageousTigerII’s

    I can't wait for him to say "Look at my African American gal, shuckin and jivin for ha massah" lookin ahhhhh, coonery at it's finest!

  • SailOn

    The reason why is because past presidents didn't have to beg people to perform. If one artists declined they could easily find another. Bush had die hard liberals acts still willing to perform for him. That's why I really down blame Chrisette. It's such a ritualistic event, someone has to do it. Trump was a very toxic candidate but we must all accept reality, otherwise we should get our Congress to impeach him.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    For the record...I have been rocking with Chris since she came on the scene on 2006, when she was singing on Lost Ones......went and bought her album as soon as it dropped and have owned all of her albums. Even with her asinine "All Lives Matter" comment and funky attitude on Divas...I still rocked with her. When one cd messed up from playing it, I purchased, NOT bootleeged another one and I am NOT a cd purchaser. I only buy the cds of those I truly support.

    As a fan, I am saying FUKK HER!!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    But he got black folks singing sooooooo....SMDH

  • Genia

    So if we get enough "BLACK" artist to not perform for Trump....they will have to revoke his nomination into the presidency right? Because this has GOT to be the case. CM is not a politician....She is a performer. She is an entertainer and an artist, and none of those titles indicate her representation of me or my tribe on political issues. All these people angry because an Artist is doing a job. Most of us work for trump supporters, bet you didn't and I bet you wont resign. Most of you did not voice as much anger upon learning the numbers of Black Voters were minuscule for this election...we are not voicing anger when our communities fail to even participate in local elections....BUT for this? we are passionate? We gonna delete CM from our playlists? This is dumb

  • hottlanta

    You know you be watching that clock everyday just like I do.

  • Taylordanes

    Yep I love her style and voice..so much SOUL...oh well..back to my Whitney greatest hits!

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Lol

  • Taylordanes

    YEP!

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    And she'll just smile graciously through it all. Again, bless her heart ?

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Let me be very clear. He stopped getting my funds years ago. When he stopped wearing blazers. Not for that reason though. He has changed and I don't like the new Ye. At all. I mean, between his over priced slave clothes and the crazy rants about stupid shyt, I can't with him and I don't. That's my choice though.

  • Taylordanes
  • hottlanta

    Ms. C. Stop this mess. Ben Vereen is calling you. Click on the link below.

    http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/revisiting-ben-vereens-misunderstood-blackface-inaugural-performance

  • KcoolMuziq

    Spike Lee just dropped from considering using her song "Black Girl Magic" in his new Netflix Series 'She's Gotta Have it"....He says now "Not Anymore, And Dat's Da Truth,Ruth."

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I voiced my opinion to EVERYONE on my FB friends' list who spewed that DON'T VOTE, it DON'T matter mess. I argued with those who said, I am voting other, as they won't tell me who to vote for all over the place. I called all the young people who call me mom (birthed ones and other) and made sure they voted!!
    I deleted folks over the election.

    As for this, it isn't about her singing, as that is her job. The point is trying to get folks to stand united and not cross over for a dollar. Trump's folks wouldn't cross over for money, they stood firmly behind him and remained united. Shyt the LGBT community stays and stands united, even when money is involved. Why can't "Our" people do the same? Chrisette performing is just that performing, so for her to sit there and say she is doing it to give us a voice, I call bs!!

    As for my job, if my boss directly disrespects me and shows his racism with no regard to me......I WOULD leave and HAVE done so, due to covert racism. And called it what it was during my exit interview.

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    1) we are not angry because she is doing a job. We are angry because she chose to support this man, who has been extremely disrespectful to our community and several other communities. Who is not fit for office. Who makes disrespectful comments to other leaders who represent us and who have fought for us. Who clearly does not take his new job seriously.
    2) nope. We won't quit our jobs. But her "work" position and ours are totally different. That comparison won't work here. At least not for me.
    3) I did voice and continue to voice my displeasure at folks who did not vote, the brokenness in my community, and I try to help my community in ways that I can.

    Our outrage for this isn't dumb but very well placed.

    God bless.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    ?
    Chile.... Lawd!!!!!!
    ????????
    I'm tore up behind this!!!!
    *flatlines*
    ?

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    2) As stated below....I did quit a job, due to discrimination. Cashed out my damn 401K and left......found another one in 3 months after a few temp assignments. So there are those of us who HAVE and didn't look back!!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Say that!!! *high fives you*

  • JohnsonL

    Yes, she does and like you, I should stop as well. Although I understand quotations very well, she's been known to use those and nobody has said a darn thing.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    There are PLENTY of us, who make LESS than her, who have had to make a decision to say NO, I will not stand for this!! The only reason I did not pursue it legally is because there was no tangible proof, but they felt the loss, as I was one of the hardest workers there. When I left, I also told them that the work structure was problematic and gave a suggestion........guess what? They restructured it, exactly how I said it should be....old coworker told me about it.

  • Audrey Nauden

    So what she's performing. If it were Beyonce lip syncing, we will be hearing, she's going to slay it, the queen. We all know if Hillary had won we would be watching her lip sync.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Absolutely idiotic!

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    History has a funny way of repeating itself.

    There is always a group who are willing to stand firm and fight for their (and others) and then there are those who sit back and say "Why? What you are doing means nothing and won't make a difference"< but are quick to get in line to reap the benefits of those who fought.

    I see all of you and it is okay!!

  • Tena

    The 750k is not worth selling your soul and going against your values and beliefs. She is also at risk of loosing her fan base that is worth more than 750k. This could possibly end her career.

  • SailOn
  • Genia

    Does her performing indicate who she voted for? His extremeness did not loose him THIS NOMINATION nor the Seat. The people who got out and voted and those who didn't vote...see him as fit ...directly and in directly. Does Senator Lewis represent you? How so today, does he represent you. He represented your grand parents who was on the front line with him....BUT does he truly represent you? Do you even know what district he does represent? The outrage over what entertainer is going to "work" (at the inaugural ball 2017) is definitely misplaced. It's like stopping to kill a fruit fly on the way to the real war.....So this man has 4 years...SO OUR PROTEST should be to not have one BLACK person with a seat at the table and an open ear? This is why this specifically is dumb

  • whitty hutton

    Right, this assclown's behavior up to to deciding to run for the presidency was despicable. He hired private investigators to find Obama's "real" birth certificate and prove he wasn't a natural born citizen of the United States...held press conferences attacking Obama's legitimacy as president.
    How soon we forget! this isn't just about him "winning" the presidency, it's about the lowdown despicable human being he is and how he'll do and say anything to win/line his own pockets, even if it mean KNOWINGLY FALSELY denigrating and delegitimizing our first Black president.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    But the numbers say he DID NOT win with the voters, he won with the ELECTORAL COLLEGE.
    And alot can happen in 4 years, he is already causing problems.

    I am sure other protest were called dumb, but wasn't to the people doing it.

    Everyone has a way of showing dislike, this is how we choose to. You way may be different, but wouldn't be dumb. Chrisette isn't dumb, but based on previous comments she may not be aware.

  • Genia

    we shall see what happens...but i still ask...is our protest not to have one black person at this man's table? No one to listen out for our communities? We should not have anyone there?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Omg I will be glad when this weekend and these maybe 4 years is over. That's all I've got

  • Audrey Nauden

    Holla Lu

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Number one should be enough alone......

  • hottlanta

    Ben Vereen is in the official Ronald Regan inauguration book. Great reading for the grandkids. Look at grandpa in blackface
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEZSWisDpG4

  • KourageousTigerII’s

    Haaaaaaaaa!!! I just screamed! Haaaa!

  • hottlanta

    That is just like telling someone in an abusive relationship. GET over it.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    She isn't at his table, Genia. When he stops using people for photo ops and a "See I like black people" props and starts having real conversations with black people about black concerns then we can say Okay.

    We should have those who are not afraid to have those difficult conversations and say what we truly feel, whether he agrees or not. We should have those who are not afraid to show him that his money and power doesn't move them and stand firm in what they are saying. Don't you agree? Chrisette can't even just say I want to do it and stand firm in her conviction. No, she pens some bs open letter.

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Great comment .It's people like you that gives hope to the black community

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    Why does this have to be about performers doing their jobs as performers who may/may not agree with your political views being boycotted against? That's how politics work not everyone will agree with your views. This isn't about whether you have things in common with an artist you like it's about you liking them for their talent and after this mess, she will still be talented. I love Bruno Mars so much that he's my second husband (he smokes cigarettes which I hate lol) if he performed for Trump idc, his views idc about I love him for his talent and music. His personal views idc for...unless he was a pedophile then we have a problem...nah, let me stop playing.....but you get what I'm saying...

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Trump was accused of raping a woman when she was 13, they settled the case.
    He has no issue grabbing women in their privates
    He has gone on record as calling his own child hot

    This is acceptable?

  • HisNameAintJesus

    And here 's part of my contribution to the black community;get you some dividend insurance.You can buy a home or pay off your bills with it.The white people been doing it for ages.The things they keep a secret from us.

  • Hmmm~?

    The maturity level of the American populace seems to have dropped substantially now that Trump is president. If these people want to support Trump, that is their business. Attacking this lady for choosing to perform at his inauguration is extremely childish and just plain stupid, nor does it achieve anything. Grow up.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    Pay into your 401K, as it can be used towards your settlement, without the fees that loans will cost you, as it is your money. Another thing they don't say

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    me and you both. And we're out here trying to decide on degrees or certifications. I'm doing the wrong line of work.

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    No, it's not. What does this have to do with what I said? Stay on track please.

  • Dollface

    Chrisette pen all the open letters you want. You perform, you're done!

  • DJ

    Thank you.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    It does in a way....you mentioned how you would not support Bruno if he were a pedophile (unless he was a pedophile then we have a problem). Isn't Trump's behavior grounds for not supporting him?

    How am I off track, when you mentioned bad behavior being a reason to possibly not support someone.

    He still has sex cases currently open. Nominated a racist for top Judicial job. Aren't these reasons we feel she should not support him?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    And why are you comparing someone having sex/raping children to being a supporter of someone you're not? His behavior is grounds for ppl not supporting him but some ppl still do. My point is she shouldn't lose fans for doing her job as a performer just because some of her fans don't like/support this guy. It's very hypocritical. That's like me supporting gay rights and them not supporting me for the fact that I'm straight (which some don't and idc.) Btw, with all this foolery, he was STILL chosen to be president.

  • shell

    EVERYTHING YOU SAID

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Lol exactly think s for the info

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    Thank you sir.

  • R Smith

    Exactly! They don't get it! He's going to put people in power to affect the lives of folks for the next 30 years (Supreme Court). And, Trump didn't "get over it"...he pursued President Obama about that birth certificate for years and no one was outraged! Please!

  • KeyaPrettyNPetty

    I feel like I've been saying this all day. Hillary won the popular vote. So in fact we did go out and vote for her. That's not even a question.

    Congressman Lewis has been putting in real work. For a very long time. Stood with our grandparents and still working for us as a community now. He represents the fifth district in Atlanta Georgia and has been doing so since 87. Why would you assume I did not know that. Some of us here follow politics and know our facts. And don't hesitate to pull out receipts.

    And I can't respect anyone sitting at a table with an open ear, when that ear is open to someone who's ears are closed, while his mouth is open, spewing hate and bigotry. And really you can't tell me or anyone else how to feel or what to be outraged about. Clearly, my feelings and thoughts are not yours. And that's fine. But I'm not about to leave my convictions and be ok with anything or anyone out to break me or my community down. i can't respect disrespect. Period.

  • hotlantaboss

    I'm no fan of her's, so I'm mostly indifferent with regard to her in general. What annoys me is this attempt to deflect from the coins, and make it about "representing us" when we never asked for it to begin with. If it's all about bridging the gap, then refuse payment... make a formal announcement that the principle in this case is bigger than the 750K and the message could be begrudgingly received. That's not going to happen though, as it's about the coins. According to Heather B. "errybody got a price" and apparently Chrisette's is 750k!

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Actually it helps to fight the system of white supremacy in which you seem to know nothing about,

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    Bruh, I'm beggin' you?? ...pls don't quit your day job behind this foolishness
    ???????

  • Notdownwiththesheeple

    See people. This is why celebrities aren't rolemodels!

  • Evillene

    These egotistical c00ns are wearing me out! I knew she was all wrong when she was acting a fool on "R&B Divas." She's just a thirsty, deluded reality TV personality. She represents no interests but her own.

  • Evillene

    performing at an inauguration event is NOT a seat at the table. being paraded through the lobby of Trump Tower for a Negro photo-op is NOT a seat at the table. is our cultural memory really that f*cking short?

  • Evillene

    The point is trying to get folks to stand united and not cross over for a dollar. Trump's folks wouldn't cross over for money, they stood firmly behind him and remained united. Shyt the LGBT community stays and stands united, even when money is involved. Why can't "Our" people do the same? Chrisette performing is just that performing, so for her to sit there and say she is doing it to give us a voice, I call bs!!'

    ^^^^^THIS!!!! Thank you.

  • andrice

    Nah, son. Her claiming to represent anyone other than her hippy self gives reason to drag.
    In that we all know she's being used for Trump to say, see Blacks like me...they perform for me we're just doing a front what is otherwise being done behind closed doors. I hope she invests it well

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    HAHAHAHAHA. Hater.

  • Hmmm~?

    So hurling insults at someone online is what you consider 'fighting white supremacy'?

  • Wayup!

    I wonder if former President Bush Sr faked this illness just so he wouldn't have to go?

  • HisNameAintJesus

    I fight white supremacy every time I show up and the older racist white engineers get upset.

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    Trump said he wasn't paying all that money to sing and perform .... he said he was slashing the cost because people were asking for exorbitant fees that relevant or worth it. This is a great example Chrisete Michele is pretty and can sing but she is a better addition to a hip hop song singing the loop .... example Maybach Music and she wasn't all that then... .... hope for her sake she gets her paper and stacks it up ....

  • VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    If somebody is going to stand up for him let it be someone influential that we want to hear from that has a good argument .... so far nobody wants to openly support him without getting bashed to a million pieces. Hollywood is steamrolling folks ....

  • brooklyn23

    Disregard

  • brooklyn23

    Stand in line, Bruno is my 1st and only hubby in my head. No wait wait ??my 2nd hubby too, Drake is my 1st in my head

  • BlackFeeMale

    Do dey gotta union for singers? She's the one that crossed the pickett line......aint they called scabs?

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    In that case, there is no line. My husband who I'm married to now is a given, so Bruno is my second but technically my first lol ???

  • BlackFeeMale

    Chile i aint got no hope. I think we starin down the barrel of a 2 term gun

  • BlackFeeMale

    I told yall already. She is the scab. She is the one that chose to cross the pickett line.

  • chococherry

    I'll be dammed!

  • Tequila Mockingbird

    And how come other performers aren't being boycotted and being deemed sell-outs?

  • Emily post

    Too Bad they were not that enthusiastic helping Chrisette Michelle sing without all the politics involved. She is a beautiful woman and a wonderful artist. I respect her more for her stance and her refusal to be bullied by the Left Nut cases.
    Its just amazing the way that people are being treated.
    Yet the President and Wife are meeting with him tomorrow and his wife tomorrow.
    Hillary and Bill are going to the inauguration...

    Now the people look fake as hell.
    If your gonna protest something I would have more respect if these idiots were protesting drones or something that is actually being done to people around the world and in this country in the name of Democracy... But NOOOOOOOO These Frauds Just want attention...

    The party of Anti Bullying is Bullying any and everybody.... HOW fake are they... The Hypocrisy is endless.

  • Nancy Drew is All The Way Up!

    I'm not though?
    You know this how folks get caught out there.... I can't let you go out like that ...next thing you know, you'll be a footnote in. Peetie Piper ATL insider post (you see how he did Dineva) :ghost: ????

  • Anji

    Of course we do. She is likely in 2 unions and other organizations for singer/songwriters. Our unions are not primarily Black artists and they are currently not on any strike. Hope you were being facetious though.

  • Anji

    Of course we do. She is likely in 2 unions and other organizations for singer/songwriters. Our unions are not primarily Black artists and they are currently not on any strike. Hope you were being facetious though.

  • Anji

    I'm an artist/producer. I am also a fervent activists for decades. I would not accept this invitation to perform, however I will not speak against CM as I am grounded in the reality that a lot of you go to work everyday for racists. I realize it's a public forum, but let her get her coin without hate. There are many ways of protests and support of our race that people ignore. Do you buy Black? Do you purchase another races' hair from vendors of still yet another race? It's easy to judge but artists are only human. I don't have to support her, but she and her career will survive whether you like it or not.

  • hotlantaboss

    Hopefully she'll get boo'ed for the money grubber she truly is.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Keep hope alive

  • Moon Lee

    This girl is totally crazy, in real life. The chick, has major issues. She's like a female Kanye West without the fame!

  • Moon Lee

    She needs up her medication dosage! She's bat shit crazy, in real life. I watched her reality show. Her mother really did a number on her!!!

  • Evillene

    I know y'all know no one would pay her $750k to do ANYTHING. We barely know who she is and they going to pay her Beyonce-money to sing a song or two? Not happening. Her take is probably @$125k which is as much money as she will ever see from a gig from this point forward.

  • bella28498 .

    chrisette go and make ur money the black folk will forgive you like they did eddie long lol....when u die they will quote the scripture that says only god can judge you.

  • Kilroy

    I was not a fan before this and sure as hell won't give her my ears or deez nutz now.

  • joy peace

    The slave owners in the South were Democrats. When did Blacks start loving their oppressors politics so much? I'm sure they are laughing behind close doors at y'all.

    I don't do politics but to think all Blacks should think and do everything the same is DUMB and STUPID. Ignoring the horrors in those emails ...

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Me just now

  • Jussjess25

    People aint even gonna recognize homegirl with all that bleach shes using. I say let the girl sing, wasn't nobody checking for her anyway.. "sips tea" carry on.

  • Jussjess25

    ???

  • Jussjess25

    You right, you think they payin her that much tho??? ??

  • Jussjess25

    What really?

  • the guest

    How is performing at a US Presidential Inauguration supporting the new president whomever the new president?

    I thought performers performed at all past inaugurations because it was a once in a lifetime privilege and honor to perform at any presidential inauguration.

    I've never looked at the performers as partisan. I've viewed the performers as performing at an important and historical event.

    Why are black people boycotting the inauguration but still shop at whole foods whose security guards have beaten black customers and their racist managers disrespect and attack black customers, still buy iPhones even though Apple stores are always being sued for racist discrimination, still shop at Walmart and Walmart exploits workers especially black employees. Still send black kids to racist inner city schools that award inarticulateness and mediocrity.

    If a stand is going to be taken then take stands in everyday life. Do black folks stand with their neighbor or family or friends against everyday common acts of racism and discrimination?

    Or just boycott inauguration ceremonies and meetings?

  • Electricbird83

    That's cute the bruno mars love.. I like him enough to love his music only though!! But good point on political views on performers-- truth be told if the views of the performers we really love were out there we wouldnt like many since political views vary from class to class at times. I think many lie anyways for the sake of fans, it is what it is; I listen to music bc I like it-- not so much on their views whatever they may be?

  • the guest

    There isn't a union mandated strike. People gave their lives for unions. No union has called a strike which is very serious.

  • the guest

    It's a slippery slope picking and choosing. Do black folks boycott all black rappers, athletes, politicians, celebrities, business owners who r@pe, assault, steal, harm others. Take a across the board stand against wrong.

  • Luvn_it

    The Democratic party from back then isn't the same party as today. Reason why most of the south is Republican and north is Democrat which it was the opposite back then. The issues changed the parties changed the Republican party today is not the party of Lincoln. If slavery was to try to make a comeback their racist azzes are going to be the main ones rooting for it. This is one of those situations were the past is completely diff from the present.

  • AllAroundTheWorldSameSong

    I do

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    It's funny, rather ironic how much black people yell 'RACISM" and though it may be true in many cases, it's not in all of them. But even more ironic is how racist so many of the comments are toward those who think differently. Progress took conversations between black and whites. If they hadn't, we would still be sipping from colored drinking fountains, entering the FEW restaurants that would serve us from the rear and sitting on the back of the bus, etc. We have to think deeper and see the bigger picture. Some stereotypes can be broken by SHOWING that it doesn't apply. Sitting stagnant and hurling insults to other black people that are making real moves doesn't solve anything!

  • Genia

    i didn't mean to imply CM's performance puts her at the proverbial table....If we are protesting performers...than we will be protesting everyone BLACK who chooses to engage with Trump......it's relative to those in politics, and those involved in social justice....

  • thehumble1

    bahahaha lolol

  • Moon Lee

    She was on a reality show,and stated her mother treated her as a child. Her mother is something in the mental health field. She screwed her up!!! She struggles with it daily.

  • S. Williams

    like someone said in the comments under this bs on TSR "we don't want your kind of representation"

  • Nita

    She there for that fat ass check

  • Jbryd17

    Lies, nobody asked her to represent them. She's full of it. Just trying to make an excuse for her poor decision. That's like the workers to a company going on strike and standing together, and then one of the workers decides to cross the line and work, but says he's there to represent the other workers. Huh?! Go have several seats. I'm done with her. I already deleted her music from my iPod and phone. Moving on.

  • Jbryd17

    She wasn't there to meet with him about issues; she was there to perform for him. Now tell me exactly how that encourages a racist prick to look at black people differently?

  • Jbryd17

    She does seem off by the eyes now that you mention it.

  • Jbryd17

    True. There are many ways of protests and support of our race, but by far the most effective and least utilized is FINANCIAL by means of money, time, and resources. Take those things away and people start looking to negotiate rather quickly. Unfortunately it's the least utilized if ever as a whole by black Americans. Our ability to negotiate fairness is on our dollars, resources, and time. You can't make people like you, but if you take away certain things, they'll fake it at the least.

  • Jbryd17

    And your solution is? Since standing together as Americans against a racist, sexist, egomaniac seem to upset you.

  • TheMisses

    Don't represent me! I am not standing with the devil! You sold your soul, boo.

  • TheMisses

    It doesn't!

  • TheMisses

    You mean those emails that were protected under privacy laws. Who cares if real or not. It matters that the info was illegally received & published for world to see. How about you publish all your shit for the world to see? Screw our privacy laws. Go ahead show us all your dirty deeds since it doesn't matter.

  • Emily post

    No it doesnt upset me because he is no more racist than the Cowards you idiots are protecting and doing their bidding for. Carry on... Puppets... Stay getting your strings pulled..... Sorry I dont do the bidding of your Hollywood owners and Masters... The American Media is pulling the strings hard. CNN, NBC creating Fake News.. Black listing artist. Being as divisive as humanly possible.

  • joy peace

    The emails were not on protected servers so that is a felony. Don't try to cover up the fact that she broke the law.

  • TheMisses

    Yeah cause what she did was way more discrediting than grabbing a woman by the pussy, saying all Mexicans are rapists, etc. Please! So, where were you when George Bush deleted over 2 million emails? You need to wake the hell up boo. And what you think about white house deleting links regarding civil rights, lgbtq, women, etc? Or, do you lack empathy for others like your president? If you haven't noticed, the majority is speaking today against you & him! I know yall hear us!

  • Aria Whitaker

    Look up the Southern Strategy and you will see that the Democrat politics of the 1800's is NOT the Democratic politics of today, and certainly not our "oppressors" politics. Those old Democrats LEFT the party and joined the REPUBLICAN party after they got pissed that the Democrats supported Civil Rights legislation. So ironic you want to call folks DUMB but don't even know a BASIC fact such as that! They really are laughing at dummies who don't know that allllll those racist Democrats that Black Republicans love to bring up are now firmly apart of THEIR party! Have been for decades now. You rambling about emails....so we supposed to forget about your orange overlord President grabbing vaginas? Multiple lawsuits for housing discrimination against Blacks? Retweeting fake negative stats about Blacks from a white supremist website? Lol...ok, but we are are the "dumb" ones, huh? Gtfoh.