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President-elect Donald Trump has had difficulties in finding people who would actually want to perform at his inauguration. So far he’s been able to get 70’s pop star Tony Orlando alongside R&B singer Chrisette Michele.
According to the NY Daily News, Michele sealed the deal last week but wanted to keep it on the low in fear that she would receive a lot of negative comments.
“We’re told the deal was reached a week ago, but has been kept “a big secret” because Michele’s camp feared the seven days of criticism that would surely lead up the divisive President-elect’s big day. They became especially concerned when Jennifer Holliday, who’d committed to performing for PEOTUS last week, withdrew amidst heavy pressure on Monday, citing “a lapse of judgment.”
Our insiders say inauguration organizers first reached out to Michele’s team asking her to perform the song “Intentional” with singers Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds and Tye Tribbett — the same trio with whom she did that tune on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” broadcast one year ago. We’re told that plan fell apart when at least two of those three singers declined the offer. But, according to our sources, Michele agreed to sing for the Prez so long as she could perform an R&B set.”
A lot of fans were upset and even Quest Love from The Roots said he’d pay to not see her perform.