Chrisette Michele Has Somehow Gotten Her Own TV Show
Chrisette Michele took to the Breakfast Club this morning to attempt (yet again) to justify her reasons for being a part of Donald Trump's inauguration festivities this past weekend.
"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?"
However, the most surprising bit of news that came from the almost 40 minute conversation, is the fact that Michele is currently working on a television series that will have her speaking with politicians across the country.
"I'm creating a TV show, it's called No Political Genius," Michele said. "And No Political Genius is a show where I go to the white girl in Dakota with the same situation as the black girl in far Rockaway, and then I bring congresspeople and mayors from their area to talk to those situations."
The name of the show is likely taken from the song of the same name, which she wrote as a response to remarks made by Questlove and Spike Lee about her performing during the inauguration weekend. Prior to her performance she also wrote an open letter in regards to her choice to participate, following the backlash she received throughout social media.
"My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us.
I cry at the thought that Black History, American History might be in vain.
This country has had great moments. God has shined His light upon us.
Today, I hope that Great Moments begin in peaceful & progressive conversation. I am willing to be a bridge. I don't mind 'These Stones,' if they allow me to be a voice for the voiceless.
I am here.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, 'Our lives begin to end, the day we become silent about what matters.'
I am here, representing you, because this is what matters."
Michele also spoke with Billboard in a new interview, where she said she did not "think twice" about participating in the event, as well as revealed her disappointment in not getting the chance to meet Trump.
"Originally I was supposed to perform directly after [Trump's] first speech, and I had done that with Barack Obama before, so I was used to that kind of experience," Michele said. "And the woman who organized the event came and told me, 'Now you're going to go first and he's going to go after you.' I looked her in the eye and said, 'My family has disowned me. If you decide to Google me, you'll see that America is writing about me in their newspapers. I'm the black poster child for discord right now, and he's not going to shake my hand?' So no, I didn't get to meet him."
Check out the interview below.