Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell has postponed her tour due to lack of “support” following her Trump backing. Meanwhile, Chrisette Michele is tapping back into her roots with a super black new single. More inside…
My, how the cookie crumbles.
Mary Mary’s Tina Campbell has postponed her upcoming tour until next year. Why, you ask? Well, she claims it’s due to lack of “support.” As for why her ticket sales aren’t up to par, we believe it MIGHT have something to do with her endorsing and voting for Sargeant Orange.
The Mary Mary singer took to her Instagram page to make the announcement writing, "We are grateful for those who were planning to attend but our overall ticket sales haven’t shown that we have the support that we need to continue to tour at this time. We’re convinced that that many more would love the opportunity to attend this praise filled, faith filled, entertaining, worship experience.”
Those"give Trump a chance" and "I voted for Trump because his religious beliefs align with mine" comments are hurting those pockets.
In music news...
It seems Chrisette Michele is looking to redeem herself after performing for Trump’s inauguration.
The curly, soulful songstress totally flips the script with her new track “Strong Black Woman,” a song about empowering black women.
“It’s an exciting and challenging time to be a creative,” Chrisette told Billboard,“because it’s important to not be afraid to talk about what’s happening, to talk about being woke vs. being authentic. I just wanted to write a song in which I’m simply celebrating being strong at a time like this. The truth is that if we don’t lift each other up, nobody else will.”
To celebrate her new track, she posted up several Instagram tributes to strong, black women. Below are a few:
Jennifer Hudson, You have pushed thru publicly with so much love and kindness. I have lifted my voice to heaven for you, hugged you backstage, thrown my shoe at the television for you and together danced the night away. You are real. Thank you for being an example of vulnerability, fervor and deliberate intention. You take on the impossible, own it and raise the bar both on and off camera. Selflessly sharing your gift and wisdom, I honor your light. #StrongBlackWoman #BlackExcellence #chrisettemichele
Beyoncé. I've been in your presence enough times to say that you are sweet, you are kind and demure. There's a reason you are called the Queen. Elegant in your taste and warm in your welcome, lady-like in your step and powerful in your offering. More than the singing voice of our generation, the dancer, the actress, the fashionista. The philanthropist, the wife and mother with class, pride and style. You add exponentially to our joy to be brown, chocolate, caramel, radiant, woman. You ARE here. Graciously transcending thru time, appearing effortlessly but obviously with tenacity. We, I, they, watch in awe of you as you share what a #StrongBlackWoman IS. #chrisettemichele #blackexcellence
"If" was my introduction at a Long Island dance school. I'd done the "Velvet Rope" hair after learning every word, studying & impersonating your sensual vibrato and sweet tonality. My favorite album of all time. Janet Jackson, my super star musical hero. You let me get away without judgement for my "different". You embraced my generation and the generation before in your "Free Zone". Coy and sexual for girls like me who love, love and despise hate. Women's empowerment. Freedom of ideas. Self acceptance and self love. Your music, your being, is my therapy. I'm so grateful for your honesty and intentional marks on history. Classic, present, teacher, creator, movement. I adore you confident and #StrongBlackWoman.
It isn't easy to express in merely words the magnitude of this woman's impact on my life. May I, in my legacy, show my gratitude in my actions. Lyrical Goddess. Fashionista. Queen of content. Conscious, righteousness aficionado. Teacher. I wouldn't know to write my soul. I wouldn't know to share my truth. I wouldn't understand having peace with my stance. I'm so grateful for your contribution. Namaste where enlightenment means, simply, honesty. One. Strong Black Woman. I can't even find the words. Lauryn Hill, thought leader thru words, music, fashion, beauty, exposed experience and grace. To find the footsteps you've paved is my empowerment. I salute you, #StrongBlackWoman
Take a listen to the track below:
Ok gurl, we see you.
Y'all forgive her?
Photos: Tina's IG/Chrisette's IG