When it Rain, It Pours!
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"You can say whatever you like, As long as we just say goodbye, Blame it on me"
"Blame it On Me"
When songs lyrics come to life! By now those of you who are familiar with Chrisette Michele probably see her become the trending topic this past week ending January 20th 2017. And those of you who are not familiar with this woman. Allow me to introduce her, This is Chrisette Michele and she is an R&B singer who has been established in the music industry for about ten years.
Chrisette has been trending for about week now due to the fact she was one of the few artists that decided to be apart of the President Donald J Trump inauguration. She has upset many people by being apart of this event. She was dragged like a rag doll up and down social media, there were memes and thoughts galore.
Here is my two cents and they are just my thoughts out loud, I am not a supporter of Donald Trump and this is probably the most you will ever here about this man on my blog. As someone who do listen to Chrisette Michele music, I can say I wish she did not choose to be apart of this event at all. But at the sametime she is a grown woman and this her life and her choice. Just like I am a grown woman, we try to make choices that benefit are wants and needs to live and maintain a happy life.
Do I understand the outrage people expressed about her performing? Absolutely! Being a woman of color I get it one hundred percent. Trump points of view and rhetoric does not benefit nor help me and my community and many others. Chrisette performing for this event felt like an betrayal by many and that is what caused the backlash.
For me my biggest gripe with Chrisette is her response, she said something in regards to saying that she wants to be the voice and bridge to help heal the country. Sis we don't need you to do all that, if you want to be a voice. You could have easily went around to the local communities and spoke on the importance of music education for children. We all know that the arts is going to be cut in this administration. So your voice would have been more helpful in that regards and a concert or a fundraiser for the arts would have benefited you greatly in that aspect homegirl.
Transparency is key, honestly she should have been upfront like look. I am a performer, this is what I do, they asked me to perform, I said yes, collected a check end of story. Or she could have said nothing at all, a lot of this outrage is from people that are hurt because things are not going to be the same for us in these next four years.
Now let talk about her career and the boycotting of her music. She been in the music game for ten years and this is probably the most publicity I have ever seen on Chrisette Michele since her debut. If your like me who do listen to her music I am pretty sure you never had a conversation on which is her best album out of her collection.
What I am trying to get here is that if people are going to boycott her future projects, where have they been for the past albums and projects? She is not a house hold name, she has some notable collaborations with artist like, Nas, Jay Z, and Rick Ross to name a few. The average person who digs R&B music probably can't name ten of her songs.
I seen Chrisette Michele Perform live in Phoenix summer 2014, she was the headliner with Lyfe Jennings he was the show opener and after he left the stage so did the majority of the audience. One of my friends date did not know who she even was. After intermission they didn't even announce her she just appeared on stage and started singing.
In conclusion I don't know what this is going to do for her career, I am not sure if it is going to help or hurt it. I could be wrong but it might be the best thing that has happened to her career, the way things have been going lately you never know folks.