Chrisette Michele walked down a path of criticism this week after word got out about her decision to perform at Donald Trump's inauguration. Now the singer wants to let the world know what she aims to be a "bridge" and "voice of the voiceless" despite being met with "stones" in doing so. With an open letter posted to Twitter and Instagram today (January 19), Michele quotes Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and lays out her intention behind agreeing to perform.
The open letter was quickly met with questions and criticism from many online.
keep this. You get terrible advice. First taking the gig and then this font color and size?? Both bad choices. Do better— Akinev (@WhatsSleepTho) January 19, 2017
if you are going to quote Martin - then let's quote Martin & not just cherry pick words that justify your behavior.— Tired Leslie Mac (@LeslieMac) January 19, 2017
there is this gem. Comfort/convenience vs challenge/controversy.— Tired Leslie Mac (@LeslieMac) January 19, 2017
Guess which side you are firmly on by singing tomorrow? pic.twitter.com/lsiLhPC2Zi
All in all, Chrisette Michele is set to join Toby Keith, 3 Doors Down, Lee Greenwood, and Sam Moore for the PEOTUS's inauguration celebrations this week.