"I am willing to be a bridge," singer Chrisette Michele writes after reportedly signing on to perform at President Donald Trump's prinauguration festivities.
Chrisette Michele has made a history of sorts. After signing up perform for President Donald Trump's inaugural function, she said that her "heart is broken for our country." However, she expressed her willingness "to be a bridge" so that a "peaceful & progressive conversation" couhe ld take place, according to thewrap.
She wrote quite tellingly in her blog post published Thursday. It was titled "We Can't Be Present if We're Silent."
The Grammy winner wrote: "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."
She explained that her country has had great moments, with God's light shining on the country.
She added that the beginning of Great Moments are always through peaceful & progressive conversation. She added: "I am willing to be a bridge. I don't mind 'These Stones,' if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless."
In the end, she quoted Dr.Martin Luther King Jr: "Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters ... I am here, representing you because this is what matters."
All her reports were mentioned in the New York Daily News, in which she agreed to perform at Friday celebrations a week ago. However, her show was still "a big secret" as she feared that she might get slammed by the public.
That is what happened to Jennifer Holliday who agreed last week to perform but was forced to withdraw due to heavy pressure. She said it had been a "lapse in judgement."
Trump's team has found it very difficult to get A-list performers for the inauguration starting Thursday. A number of artists, including Andrea Bocelli, Paul Anka, Garth Brooks, and Elton John refused to come up for a performance.