Chrisette Michele has been quite the subject of ridicule ever since it was announced (or leaked) that she was one of the performers at President Trump‘s Inaugural Ball. Now that the event has passed, Chrisette’s prepping a new release, No Political Genius, and she spoke with Billboard to discuss that + what her life has been like for the past seven days & more:
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. (Billboard)
Read the full interview here.