Donald Trump inauguration: Chrisette Michele song dropped from new Netflix series following decision to perform

Michele's decision to perform is already losing the singer money

Jacob Stolworthy
Friday 20 January 2017 13:29

Director Spike Lee has revealed he was considering using a song by Grammy winner Chrisette Michele in an upcoming project but has decided not to following her decision to perform at the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Lee confirmed the news on Instagram stating he wanted to use "Black Girl Magic" in the upcoming She's Gotta Have It series which is based on his 1988 film of the same name.

The singer posted a message to Twitter earlier on this week, saying: "My heart is broken for our country, for the hopes of our children, for the fights of those who came before us," she stated. "I cry at the thought that Black History, American History might be in vain.

All the artists who have refused to play Trump's inauguration

"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."

Only five months ago did the singer perform for President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama at a state dinner in the White House.

Arcade Fire, Gorillaz and other artists have all released anti-Trump songs in the run-up to the ceremony which takes place in Washington, DC today (20 January).

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