It’s been nearly an entire year since Black Twitter traded R&B songstress Chrisette Michele for practically any other woke White artist after she stood before the entire nation to offer up her vocals at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration.
In a whirlwind of back-and-forths amid the controversy, she first defended her decision but later revealed the personal damage it caused. Now, Michele is returning with a politically charged ballad with a title that’s sure to turn heads after all the fuss: “Black Lives Matter.”
The organ-heavy track features Michele’s soulful vocals and newfound testaments on Black lives, racism and oppression.
“Racism is loud and clear/What’s the hurt in hearing my fear?” she croons. “Doesn’t mean I don’t see your pain, it just means we’re human the same/If I matter, hold up the sign/Say it with me, identify.”
But no matter how much of new leaf she’s turned over toward her apparently new stance on race relations in America, Black Twitter is not buying it — neither the single (which is “now available everywhere music is sold”) nor a new Black card for Michele.
Listen to her “Black Lives Matter” peace treaty below and what Black Twitter had to say about it.
This is Chrisette Michelle at this point: pic.twitter.com/MygxJzhNuP— Kynady 🇯🇲 (@K_V_Williamson) November 14, 2017
When Chrisette Michelle try to come back— D.T. (@Darlene26811165) November 14, 2017
The producers face when Chrisette Michelle was recording “Black Lives Matter” pic.twitter.com/e7SjASetlL— Mature Gambino (@Mickens__) November 14, 2017
Chrisette Michelle hey guys new single Black Lives Matter!— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) November 14, 2017
Chrisette Michelle : Heyyyyyyyy guys— Six 🇬🇭 (@Sixfever) November 14, 2017
Us : pic.twitter.com/axDRlVOa1B
Chrisette Michelle really sold her soul for a check, down talk black people. Now she all pro-black b/c the other side don't want her pic.twitter.com/yKciCAeoR5— Chelsea 👑🌌 (@CharmsInterlude) November 14, 2017
Chrisette Michelle trying to get us to f*** with her again... pic.twitter.com/ZcYVUGbJJv— Big Girl Slay 💋 (@Biggirlslay) November 14, 2017
Lmao Chrisette Michelle trying hard to get back to the other side— D.T. (@Darlene26811165) November 14, 2017
Bye Felicia pic.twitter.com/hNtVrTgAxY
Chrisette Michelle put out a single called “Black Lives Matter” 🧐 sis we traded you for Post Malone like two summers ago pic.twitter.com/pWbCGKwYuL— iLL Scott (@DeLaLuckee) November 14, 2017
Chrisette Michelle really released a song called "Black Lives Matter" after all of that shucking & jiving she did for Trump. pic.twitter.com/drCEdzwgAn— Paige Matthews (@WickedBeaute) November 14, 2017
In a desperate attempt to get invited back to the cookout Chrisette Michelle releases black lives matter...— but her emails... (@_Petty_Adjacent) November 14, 2017
Black peoples response: pic.twitter.com/4dR0fDiDYm
Chrisette Michelle just released a song called black lives matter thinking that would make us want her again pic.twitter.com/51bBnve00i— I’m Rooting For Everybody Black (@kalu_mobo) November 14, 2017
Chrisette Michelle: Hey guys— Kynady 🇯🇲 (@K_V_Williamson) November 14, 2017
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