Chrisette Michele is still trying to convince people she wasn't selling out by agreeing to perform at Donald Trump's inaugural ball.
As you know, our newly-elected POTUS (ugh, it hurts every time to say that) had a rough time locking down performers for his swearing in festivities over the weekend — and each act who eventually agreed surely took a lot of heat (even Toby Keith — HA!).
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But unlike Lee Greenwood and 3 Doors Down, Chrisette has been on a bit of a press tour this week to give her side of the story, and she promises she her intention was to be a "voice for the voiceless."
The R&B songstress explained in a new interview with Billboard:
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Not every musician is too proud to play for Donald Trump!
After the golden politician had trouble getting A-list talent to sing at his Friday inauguration, it was looking like the only performance of the ceremony would be Trump pretending to seem presidential.
Eventually, the bronzed businessman managed to secure some notable performers at his inaugural, but even those B-list musicians dropped out over the backlash they received.
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Now descending to the depths of obscure R&B singers and oh-yeah-I-forgot-about-them rock bands, Trump has seemingly found loyal musicians who are very excited to perform… not for him, of course — but for the country!
Both 3 Doors Down and Chrisette Michele have gotten heat after signing on for the orange troll's swear-in ceremony, but the band and singer want you to know they aren't doing it for incoming POTUS.
Leaving rehearsal at the Lincoln Memorial on Wednesday night, frontman Brad Arnold kept a sunny disposition on the performance, telling TMZ that playing the gig was "all about America." The Kryptonite singer explained:
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Donald Trump only wants "the biggest celebrities in the world" at his inauguration — so this performer makes perfect sense!
Several musical acts dropped out of the upcoming swear-in ceremony, but thankfully this soulful singer stepped in to save the day!
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A deal was reportedly reached a week ago, but the Grammy-winner has kept it "a big secret" to avoid drawing criticism…
But before you Blame It on her, the Long Island native only agreed to sing for the President as long as she could perform an R&B set…
We wonder if Trump picked her because the label she founded is called Rich Hipster…
So, have you guessed the top-notch talent ready to croon us into a Trump White House?
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Beyonce supposedly stole the songwriting credit for her song Ego!
Singer and songwriter Chrisette Michele revealed that "Ego" was originally meant for her album, but she gave it to Beyonce instead. The track is credited to producer Elvis Williams, Harold Lilly and Beyonce Knowles — but not Chrisette!
"It was really scary for me to release my pen because I had written my first album myself. You don't know if they're going to be able to capture your voice the same way that you captured it yourself."
Beyonce also snagged a writing credit for Scared of Lonely, even though producer Rico Love recently said he wrote that song with Solange, Lashawn Daniels and Crystile. Yet Beyonce's name is in the credits for the song!
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