Chrisette Michele has taken to the streets of social media to get quite a bit off of her chest in regards to her being “canceled” over the past five years.

You may recall, the singer’s career and life seemingly came to a halt after she was “canceled” for singing at Donald Trump‘s inauguration.

People are calling for her to be un-canceled after Kanye West received an overwhelming amount of support for his new album, DONDA, despite his past MAGA hat-wearing transgressions.

Taking to her Instagram page, Chrisette responded:

“Should Chrisette Michele be Un-Cancelled?” 🤔

I always wonder how to respond to this question. It’s actually the reason I don’t do interviews anymore.

Being compared to Kanye & Travis for the last 5 years. Watching them soar into the highest realms of stardom. Waiting on Gods hand to show me exactly what my story will look like.

I’ve made a choice to stay full of gratitude and master peace, but today, this post has inspired me to allow the energy of comparison to enter my feed.

I think most of the comments are well intended and I’m not really attached to the results of the conversation. But it is an interesting topic.

Kanye endorsed him, Travis sang with me, and… time unfolded.

What do YOU think history has proven in this tale? What did you think 5 years ago? What do you think today?

Would you release new music if you were me? What would you sing about? Who would you sing to? Why?

What does my role as FEMALE play in this story? What about my role as Christian? How about my role as it compares to Kanye & Travis?

Chrisette Michele went on to address “cancel culture” and what most people don’t understand is the “red tape” that comes along with it.

On Cancel Culture

Fans have been very vocal about their appreciation for my craft and their desire to hear more. Much gratitude.

What fans don’t know is that CANCELED means that RED TAPE is set in place wherever you go. Doors at places like RADIO TELEVISION MEDIA & PR place blocks in the face of those deemed cancelled. I fully understand. Brands must protect their image.

Currently, I have exceptional freshly recorded music. It’s ready to be heard. When the red tape lifts, I’ll be ready. I pray my preparation meets open doors. Red tape has to be lifted. If you’re a fan who has that power, reach out. (LINKS IN BIO AS ALWAYS)

Thank you though. Thanks for letting me know that if I release something, you’re interested in listening. I love to sing and I love to sing to you.

Let’s see if we can get through the red tape.

Lord open doors. Put it on peoples hearts to spin my music so my fan base can hear. I promise I’ll give it my best shot.

I’m ready, willing an able to serve through song. Remove the tape Father. Put it on the hearts of man to remove the red tape.
That’s my prayer.

Xo,

CM