Jennifer Holliday backed out of performing at the Inauguration and it looks like Donald Trump's team has found a replacement singer. According to the New York Daily News, r&b singer Chrisette Michele is set to join the line-up on January 20.
The publication says that the performance has been kept "a big secret" because the singer's camp feared backlash. Holliday shared that she received major criticism and even death threats.
Fans and celebrities took to Twitter to share their dismay. "I'd pay Chrisette to NOT perform," shared Questlove.
Insiders tell the Daily News that Michele was asked to sing the gospel song "Intentional" with Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, and Tye Tribbett but that fell through when the others declined to show. Michele, known for songs like "Aston Martin Music" and "A Couple Of Forevers," has reportedly said she'll do the controversial show if she can perform r&b.
The Grio reached out to Michele's management for comment and they declined.
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