Spike Lee Won't Use Chrisette Michele Song in Next Project Because of Her Trump Inauguration Performance

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Spike Lee of 'Michael Jackson's Journey from Motown to Off the Wall' poses for a portrait at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival Getty Images Portrait Studio Hosted By Eddie Bauer on Jan. 23, 2016 in Park City, Utah.

Spike Lee says he won't be using Chrisette Michele's music in an upcoming project because of her decision to perform at President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration.

Michele seemed to allude to the controversy Thursday on her blog , where she wrote: "We can't be present if we're silent." She says she hopes for "peaceful & progressive conversation." She adds that she doesn't mind criticism if it allows her "to be a voice for the voiceless." She used the hashtag #NoPoliticalGenius.

Lee wrote on Instagram that he was sorry Michele was performing at the inaugural. He says he was considering using Michele's "Black Girl Magic" in his upcoming Netflix series She's Gotta Have It but won't anymore.

Michele's spokesman confirmed to The Associated Press that she will be performing Friday.

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