She's sorry, y'all
Chrisette Michele stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about her infamous performance at President Donald Trump’s inauguration, and finally admitted that she regrets accepting the offer to perform.
“I regret everything that happened. I think that was a bad choice,” she said. “A lot of times when you have a message of hope, when you have a message of healing, you think ‘Man if I just tell people everything is going to be okay, they’ll hear me.’”
Michele explained that she was attempting to bring a little light to a very dark moment.
“When I sing my own music and then I sing a gospel song at my concerts, those are the ones that get the most response. So I just thought that bringing that to that moment when a lot of people were hurting including myself would be helpful. And I was wrong and I offended a lot of people,” she explained.
When Charlemagne went full “told you so,” the singer doubled down on her narrative of hope.
“There’s always gotta be some sense of hope,” she said. “Again, that stage, that message on that stage was the wrong time and the wrong place. And I apologize deeply for the people that I hurt.”
Michelle ended up apologizing on air after the hosts pressed the issue.
“I made a bad decision. I did something that hurt a lot of people, that was offensive. And while that wasn’t my intention that’s what happened. And for that I’m deeply sorry,” she said.
Chrisette came back into the news over the weekend after she revealed on her Instagram that the backlash from her performance at Donald Trump’s inauguration caused her to have suicidal thoughts. She also revealed in the now-deleted post that the stress from the outrage over her performance led her to have a miscarriage.
“I know I’ve sown positive seeds. I know I’ve lifted people. I know I’ve been a part of community activations and black empowerment. When a community sticks its middle finger up at you and completely forgets everything you’ve ever done, you’re worthless… You’ve just spent ten years kicking your own ass to be there for everyone and suddenly no one is there for you?
I don’t need to be here…. And when you’ve drank so much you can’t see clearly. And when your speech is so slurred you just stop speaking. You hope you don’t wake up…“Something came out of me. It was my child. The one my love and I worked so hard on. I never knew I could allow myself to be so broken that my physical body would break down. A miscarriage? Me?”
Internet sleuths found that the photo she used along with her miscarriage story did not belong to her. They quickly accused her of faking the whole thing, something that she hit back on during her Breakfast Club Interview.
“Yeah, if you wanna f*ck with me after this, do,” she began. “If you don’t wanna f*ck with me after this don’t.”
She rounded out her defense by saying:
“[W]hen a woman goes through a miscarriage, she has that experience, you can not tell her how to deal with it.”You can not tell her how to handle it. I’ve seen women commit suicide over having miscarriages. I know that what I’ve experienced is something that could have drove me even further over the edge.”
Check out the whole interview up top. What do you think? Does her apology and explanation absolve her of performing for 45? Is she telling the truth about her miscarriage? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.