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It’s confirmed! Chrisette will perform at the inauguration of Trump. The deal was reached a week ago, but has been kept “a big secret” because Michelle’s camp feared the seven days of criticism that would surely lead up the President-elect’s big day. They became especially concerned when Jennifer Holliday, who’d committed to performing for PEOTUS last week, withdrew amidst heavy pressure on Monday, citing “a lapse of judgment.”

Inauguration organizers first reached out to Michele’s team asking her to perform the song “Intentional” with singers Travis Greene, Jonathan McReynolds, and Tye Tribbett — the same trio with whom she did that tune on BET’s “Celebration of Gospel” broadcast one year ago. Well that plan fell apart when at least two of those three singers declined the offer, but  Michelle agreed to sing for Trump so long as she could perform an R&B set.

Michele, a 2009 Grammy winner from Long Island who recently parted with Motown records and formed her own label, will travel to D.C. for the controversial party to usher out the Obama administration and ring in the Trump era.

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