Broadway Legend Jennifer Holliday Pulls Out of Inauguration Performance In Powerful Letter

18 January, 2017, 01:23 | Author: Kristopher Anderson

Grammy-and Tony-winning singer Jennifer Holliday confirmed via Billboard that she would indeed be performing at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration celebration. (This conversation has been edited and condensed for clarity). Welcome Celebration", which is definitely not embarrassing for Trump, the incoming president who, just to be clear, is having an event called the "Make America Great Again!

My initial thinking is that I have sung for Presidents in the past and it was presented to me as a welcome concert for the people. "If we're protesting and we're going to have a show with all white people on it and nobody black's gonna be on it, I don't understand that either". She wrote that she originally viewed her performance as a "healing and unifying force for hope through music" but later came to realize how hurtful it was to so many people she cares about.

"It's unbelievable because I'm not a person that gets a lot of attention or that seeks a lot of attention", Holliday told the Hollywood Reporter in an interview.

Despite the criticism, you won't find him saying "sorry" anytime soon.

This response prompts me to ask who, precisely, would seek out Grey as a bosom buddy. "I thought that they told us to move on and try to be hopeful and make this a smooth transition".

How did the process work as far as withdrawing from the concert a day after the announcement? "I thought that was just very disrespectful and an insult to every person".

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Gay rights weren't even brought up, the gossip website reported. "I'm not singing for Donald Trump; I'm singing to welcome the people of America".

A publicist for the "Dreamgirls" diva said in a statement Saturday that Holliday, who was slated to sing at an inaugural event on Thursday, changed her tune after the inauguration committee pre-emptively announced her appearance before she made a decision to perform.

"He's not the sort of bloke I'd get along with", the actor said. I don't know what they're going to do.

So what do you think of Jennifer's decision?

Well, I don't feel like that but I guess now that's what will be the future of doing things like that. "It means that you support or you believe what that person is standing for".

With songs titled "American Soldier", "Courtesy of The Red, White, and Blue", and "Made in America" the singer seems like the flawless entertainer to perform at one of America's most important events. Most recently, she returned to Broadway to play Shug Avery in the revival of The Color Purple, which wrapped on Sunday with Hillary and Bill Clinton in the audience. I have a personal bond with Congressman Lewis, he loves my singing, I sang at his wife's funeral by special request.

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