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Chrisette Michele On Trump's Inauguration "I Regret Everything That Happened"

"I know that people can be hateful, but this was next level and I couldn't handle it."

Ever since Chrisette Michele performed at Donald Trump's inauguration, a lot of people in the black community turned their backs on the singer/songwriter. Just this week, the 34-year-old took to social media to announce she had a miscarriage and had been dropped by the label she signed a distribution deal with.

The Internet is a lot of things, but sympathetic isn't one of them and no mercy was given when Christete Michele revealed the hard times she's endured. Thursday morning (Nov. 2) Ms. Michele stopped by The Breakfast Club where she owned up to the bad decision she said made at the top of the year.

"I regret everything that happened. I think that was a bad choice," Michele said.

The Power 105.1 talking heads all gave the songstress an "I told you so" look, but the "Rich Hipster" singer said she hoped her message would provide hope to those who didn't support the newly elected president.

"A lot of times when you have a message of hope, a lot of times when you have a message of healing you think--maybe it's a self-righteous things or maybe it's a mistake to feel that way--but you think 'Man, if I just tell people everything will be okay, they'll hear me.' "

Michele said she has her own label Rich Hipster but was recently dropped from the company she signed her distribution deal with. While she plans on releasing her own music independently, she said her involvement in Trump's inauguration led to her sour business relationship,

"When you get dropped from a label they don't say 'You weigh 222 pounds and your mother wears Army boots and we don't want to work with you anymore.'  They're not going to say because of your participation in the inauguration, but I mean, some things are kind of obvious."

When asked about why she posted a picture of another woman's miscarriage on social media, Michele said when she was experiencing her own she didn't think to take a photo, but because women's issues as well as the shame of having a miscarriage aren't topics people discuss she wanted to be transparent, not attention seeking.

"I wanted people to know the severity of what I experienced so I put something up to show it. I didn't want it to fall on deaf ears."

Watch the 30 minute interview below.

 

 

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Solange's Performance Piece 'Witness!' To Premiere In September

Solange is the composer and director of a special performance piece titled "Witness!" The piece will be performed on September 17 at Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, Germany.

"So excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:)," she wrote on Instagram to accompany a photo of the event flyer, which features the picturesque venue. Tickets for the performance go on sale on May 31.

The Houston native is no stranger to elaborate stage productions and intricate, detail-driven performances. She's performed in places such as the Guggenheim and Marfa's Chinati Foundation, so we're sure "Witness!" will be one to remember.

Earlier this year, Solange dropped her performance slot at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, citing "major production delays" as the cause for cancellation. "She sends her sincerest apologies, and looks forward to performing at Coachella in the future," the official Coachella Twitter page read.

The performance coincides with the release of her latest studio-album, When I Get Home. Check out her announcement below.

 

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so excited to announce “Witness!” a special performance piece composed and directed by myself at the phenomenal @elbphilharmonie (photo’d here:) tickets on sale friday may 31 🖤!

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YG Releases '4REAL 4REAL' Album Featuring Meek Mill, Tyga, And More

After a brief delay, YG’s fourth studio album, 4REAL 4REAL is finally here. The 14-track project arrived on Friday (May 24) and features guest appearances by Meek Mill, Tyga, Kamaiyah, DaBaby, and more.

The album's release date was initially suspended in light of Nipsey Hussle's untimely death in March 2019. YG included a song, entitled "My Last Words (Nipsey Hussle Tribute)." The track includes audio from YG's speech at Nip's memorial service.

Just hours ahead of the album's release, YG announced that he would be giving a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children. "I’m giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album,” YG said in a recent interview on Big Boy's Neighborhood. “By the time they get 18, from me, they’re gonna have a bag sitting there.”

Stream 4Real 4Real below.

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YG To Give Percentage Of Album Sales To Nipsey Hussle's Children

YG is gearing up for the release of his new studio album, 4REAL 4REAL. Ahead of the album's Friday release, YG stopped by Big Boy's Neighborhood on Wednesday (May 23), where he discussed his friendship with Nipsey Hussle. He also revealed his plans to donate a percentage of his album sales to Nip's two children.

YG revealed his thoughtful plan when he was asked about the epitaph that is included on the album's cover art.  "I put that 'In Loving Memory of Nip' on the album because I'm giving his kids a percentage of every song on the album. So by the time they hit 18, from me, they gonna have a bag," YG explained. He also noted that he is considering making donations to the family for the next six albums.

Nipsey and YG have been friends since 2010. "I think we did some music the same day," YG said of their first encounter. "After that, we just kept running across each other on some L.A. shit. From that, it just started to build... He ended up being like a big brother to me," YG says. "The brand shit was the thing we talked about all the time, building a brand that's gonna [outlast] you."

4REAL 4REAL was slated to drop earlier this year but was pushed back in light of Nipsey's untimely passing. It now drops this Friday (May 24).

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