India Arie Stands Up For Chrisette Michele In Open Letter

Photo by India.Arie YouTube
The "I am not my hair" singer defended Michele's place to make mistakes in her career.

As Chrisette Michele does her media rounds in defense of her decision to perform during President Trump’s inauguration festivities, another fellow artist has come forward in support of her.

India Arie penned a letter Thursday, not necessarily in support of Michele's decision, but to appeal to people’s humanity over having made “missteps” themselves. 

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Arie emphasized that she would not have performed herself, but that we should instead "focus our attention where it matters."

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Michele took to Twitter herself to thank Arie for the support.

https://twitter.com/ChrisetteM/status/824605345741996032?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

https://twitter.com/ChrisetteM/status/824605781291102210

 

All who have been asleep and are now “woke”
THE MOST “WOKE”  THING WE CAN DO?   IS LOVE,
Not fluffy, pink, new age love. LOVE as in,  THE RADICAL VIBRATION THAT IS LOVE!  LOVE IN ACTION.

Stop the petty talk - AND USE OUR ENERGY FOR THE HIGHEST GOOD. WE ARE MORE POWERFUL THAN WE KNOW when we are making “woke”  or what I call, “high consciousness”  choices.

IF WE CAN JUST FOCUS OUR ATTENTION WHERE IT MATTERS, WE CAN AFFECT CHANGE.
We are a PASSIONATE PEOPLE! and it’s beautiful, now lets use out power and passion consciously. SO, this, and things of the like, are your FUEL for your flight, if you so choose.
AND SO YES.
I (don’t have to AGREE with Chrisette to)  Stand up for Chrisette
I stand for Love
I stand for acceptance
I stand for social responsibility
I stand for peace
I stand for you
I stand for me
I stand for US

Read India Arie’s open letter in full above

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