Chrisette Michele Didn’t Make $750,000 from Inauguration Performance

If you’ve been keeping up with the controversy surrounding Chrisette Michele’s choice to perform at the Inauguration, then you already know some folks on social media have been calling her smart because she reportedly pocketed $750,000 for it.

However, the New York Daily News was the first publication to break the story regarding her performance, and they claim she was actually paid $250,000:

There was also no sign of Michele at Friday morning’s inauguration, where TV game show contestant Jackie Evancho performed the National Anthem and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir sang “America the Beautiful.”

Now we’re being told by sources close to the presidential weekend that Michele has been scheduled to perform at one of tonight’s inaugural balls, where she’ll be a little less visible. That same source tells us that despite rumors that Michele would make $750,000 for her appearance, the actual number is $250,000.

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  1. Sold your soul for some change…… smh…. at least sell out for the paycheck of a lifetime so when no one supports you, you can live comfortably ! Lol

    I’m not going to get on the “I won’t support her again” soapbox, cause I’ve never purchased a song or an album of hers…

  2. Wait, people were actually praising her for doing this? What is wrong with people? There shouldn’t be a price tag when it comes to your own people. And then we wonder why we can’t change things. Too many of us are just waiting for the right price to sell out.

  3. Sounds like Trump’s team sent out this clarification after Chrisette’s team lied and said she was getting paid $750,000. Damage control fail on Chrisette’s end.

  4. They said she lost out on another gig too. Soooooo I’m really wondering how her supporters thought this was smart. She made some money just to lose more in the end. :-/

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