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Chrisette Michele Got $250,000 for The 30 Minute Trump Performance

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Chrisette Michele was reportedly paid $250,000 for the 30-minute performance at President Donald Trump’s Inauguration.

Quite a lot of money for someone who’s been taking some heat for accepting to perform at the inauguration.

Questlove had offered to pay her not to perform but I doubt he would go this high.

Spike Lee canceled her from his upcoming Netflix remake of ‘She’s Gotta Have It.’

Fans called her a traitor. Even after her touching open letter where she quoted MLK.

Fellow artists called her a sellout (except for Lil Mo who came to her defense).

But, she still pocketed a huge amount of money for a 30-minute performance, a short session of speaking to attendees, some free drinks and hors d’oeuvre.

The payment figure was originally believed to be $750,000.  But that may have been allocated for the entire r&b and gospel ensemble.  The Inaugural Committee intentionally kept the names of the other participants quiet, fearing last-minute cancellations.  Ultimately, those performers decided the bad publicity and ethical problems weren’t worth it. Read more…

(Image Source: Chrisette Michele’s Instagram)

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