Following her interview with Billboard, Chrisette Michele visited The Breakfast Club this morning (Jan. 25) to talk some more about why she chose to perform for a president who has insulted people of color, the disabled, and women.
In a 40-minute interview, she explains that she in no way agrees with Trump or his policies, rather she simply wanted to “be seen” as a black person in a space where there were very few as a way to open minds. “I needed them to see us,” Michele said. “I needed them to see what we have to say, what we look like, how we talk. With the entire campaign experience, I think that many of us were wondering, who is he talking to?”
She also revealed that congressmen are calling her “wanting to talk,” but as reveled in the Billboard interview, Chrisette didn’t get a chance to meet with Trump.
She also elaborated on the Spike Lee beef, and her forthcoming TV show called “No Political Genius” (named like her forthcoming music project out on Feb 1st), which she says is to continue to build a bridge and start a conversation between people across the country.