Chrisette Michele on Trump Inauguration Gig: ‘I Had An Amazing Time Lifting Up The Name Of Jesus’
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Chrisette Michele made her first public comments a day after she performed at a Trump inauguration ball on Friday.

“I had an amazing time lifting up the name of Jesus last night with my friend @travisgreenetv,” she said on Instagram Saturday night, sharing a photo of herself standing beside gospel singer Travis Greene. They performed Greene’s gospel hit “Intentional.”

It is good to see some positivity! This has been an especially taxing week for Michele: she received intense backlash when the New York Daily News leaked the news that she would be performing, a fact that her team at first tried to keep secret before confirming it to

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The reactions grew harsher once she did take the stage and it was reported that she earned $250,000 for the gig.

Michele does have some people who have come to her defense. Her pal Lil Mo spoke up for Michele on her morning talk show this week, emotionally saying that “there’s a reason why God trusted her.”

Plus her fiance, Doug “Biggs” Ellison, also chose to come hard in an “open letter” at famed director Spike Lee. Lee announced this week that he was removing Michele’s music from his upcoming Netflix show. Biggs has since deleted the explicit post, but Michele made sure to retweet it before she, too, hit delete.  

Lots of hurt feelings all around. Hopefully, we can all move on.