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    Chappell Roan Makes A Strong Statement As She Declines An Offer To Perform At White House. Here’s What Happened

    Up-and-coming pop star Chappell Roan just created headlines with her enthusiastic performance at this year’s Governors Ball as she played an elaborate set of all her hits, while also advocating for the Palestinians who are suffering in the war.

    While performing, she also sent a minor jab towards Joe Biden as she talked about turning down an offer to perform at the White House. Here’s everything she said about the White House and her career in the industry.

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    Chappell Roan Talks About What It Would Take For Her To Perform At The White House

    Chapelle Roan
    Chappell Roan

    Dressed up in a Statue Of Liberty themed costume, Chappell Roan spoke out about why she refused to perform at the White House and what it would take for her to accept such an offer.

    “In response to the White House, who asked me to perform for Pride, we want liberty, justice and freedom for all. When you do that, that’s when I’ll come.” She identifies as a lesbian and has been pretty vocal about her sexuality.

    She then talks about her costume, and adds “I am in drag of the biggest queen of all. But in case you had forgotten what’s etched on my pretty little toes, ‘Give me your tired, your poor; your huddled masses yearning to breath free,’” she said, quoting the poem written in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. “That means freedom and trans rights, that means freedom and women’s rights, and it especially means freedom for all people in oppressed” — she paused, apparently tearing up — “for all oppressed people in occupied territories.”

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    Chappell Roan’s Road To Stardom

    Chapelle Roan
    Chapelle Roan

    Raised in a Christian home in Missouri, Roan was born Kayleigh Rose Amstutz and came to Los Angeles when she was just 17 years old. She was soon found singing covers on YouTube and secured a record deal with Atlantic Records. Later on, she went on tour as Vance Joy’s opening act and put out a folk-leaning EP, but the agreement fell through, so she went back home. She then started working with Olivia Rodrigo’s co-writer Daniel Nigro on their projects. In 2022, she joined his label and made her debut with Island Records. In March of last year, she kicked off her tour and performed an electrifying show at Webster Hall in New York. Her debut album, ‘The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess,’ was released in September.

    This year, she enjoyed sweet success with the release of her song ‘Good Luck Babe’ as it received worldwide fame and was quick to go viral on social media. Apart from that she also played at Coachella this year and will hopefully be making more live appearances.

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    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir Konwar
    Nibir is nineteen, an autumn lover, and a poetry enthusiast. She loves Taylor Swift, Jeff Buckley, Sally Rooney and everything that's blue. She has had one year of experience as a content writer at First Curiosity and writes poetry and researches on literary criticism in her free time. Nibir is also an ardent reader and a fierce feminist. She aspires to author books someday and be an advocate for mental health.


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