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Chrisette Michele is looking to make amends with the Black community after performing for Donald Trump at his inauguration … or if not make amends at least explain her actions. The singer was rebuked, ridiculed and reprimanded for aligning with a noted sexist, xenophobe and racist for his inauguration.

Folks on social media painted Chrisette as a sell-out, Uncle Tom and/or house negro. QuestLove offered to pay her not to perform at the event, and Spike Lee warned that he would never use her music again in any of his films if she went through with the performance. While initially silent, Michele is finally responding to her detractors through spoken word in a poem titled, “No Political Genius.” You can read an excerpt below:

I am the black song that Spike Lee won’t sing
I am the black voice inauguration bells ring
I am the black sheep disguising the scared wolf
No I am the black elephant in the red room, scared shook

White House invites me, you can call me their coon
I am the butterfly growing from slavery’s cocoon
I carry the mantle with God as my goon
He provides the life support, I’m dying singing his tune

You can listen to “No Political Genius” in its entirety below.

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Jill Scott’s Drunken Disaster NOT The Result Of Divorce Drama … So She Says.

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Jill Scott is blaming it on the alcohol … not her divorce.

Jilly from Philly had one drink (or several) too many and decided to document her mood for all to see on social media. By the looks of it, she instantly regretted it.

Scott snatched the video down within hours of posting it, but that was still long enough for fans to reach out to the songstress with cries of concern in her comment section. Jill, who recently filed for divorce from her second husband, Mike Dobson, seemed to be crying in the beginning of the video … then laughing hysterically by the end. And, of course, her tribe of supporters took notice.

Unfortunately, Scott wasn’t here for the sympathy. Instead she clapped back at those insinuating she was drowning her divorce tears in a bottle of Henny. In an IG post captioned, “Real Talk. Good Night,” Jill explained that all y’all need to chill and not everything is about her ex.

So, do you believe her? Jill and Mike were married just 15 months before Scott filed for divorce citing “inappropriate marital conduct.” Dobson then went on a media tour shading the Neo-soul singer calling her controlling and evil.

Look, Jill, if you are hitting the bottle to hide your pain we won’t blame you. Even if it is “out of your mind” we’re sure it’s still stressful and that’s ok. On the other hand, if you were justing getting super lit on a Saturday, then more power to you!

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