On Sunday, Chrisette Michele dropped a new track, throwing her hat into the political arena in another attempt to “mend fences.”
The track entitled, “Still American,” sees Michele clap back at her critics in a poetic-style manifesto. “I am the black voice, inauguration bells rings. I am the black sheep disguising the scared wolf. No, I am the black elephant in the red room scared shook. White House invites me, call me their coon,” Michele says.
Michele also takes a light jab at her most famous critic, Spike Lee, with “but Spike won’t pay me, a crook from Crooklyn.”
Along with the track, her management team released this statement:
Chrisette Michele decides to create conversation in chaos with a poetry album she entitled with her infamously coined phrase, “No Political Genius.” She invites listeners to stop bickering and start listening to each others point of view.
With poignant detest for the system, disappointment with celebrity jabs and dedication to Women’s Rights, Michele really hopes to take a well spoken stab at holding hands with America. Her sights are set on beginning some real dialogue. Take a listen to the first installment from the project, its title track, “No Political Genius.”
“Still American” is a debut track from Michele’s upcoming poetry album, No Political Genius.