Chappell Roan Debuts Song Declines White House Pride Invite

Chappell Roan Debuts Song Declines White House Pride Invite

Chappell Roan, the rising pop sensation, made waves at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York City on Sunday. During her performance, she revealed that she had declined an invitation to perform at the White House Pride event. This bold move has sparked a significant reaction on social media, with many praising her for taking a stand.

Roan, dressed in a striking Statue of Liberty costume, addressed the crowd and the White House directly. “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 declared. Her statement was met with cheers and applause from the audience.

The singer’s decision to turn down the White House invitation has been widely supported on social media. One user on X wrote, “Oh she is taking it! We love a queen who stands up for what’s right!!!” Another commented, “That’s why she’s my favorite artist’s favorite artist, and my favorite artist at the moment.” The sentiment was echoed by many others, with one fan noting, “This is so Gaga coded! I love her so much. We’ve NEEDED another outspoken LGBTQ+ pop idol for a while. Chappell World Takeover incoming.”

Roan’s performance at the Governors Ball was nothing short of spectacular. She opened her set with an “Am I Gay?” quiz projected onto the jumbotron, then emerged from a giant apple in full green body paint as the Statue of Liberty. Her bold entrance set the tone for the rest of her performance, which included a new song debut, ‘Subway.’

In addition to her powerful statement, Roan’s performance was filled with memorable moments. She called out the White House directly, demanding freedom for women, trans people, and those in occupied territories. Her passionate plea for justice resonated with many in the audience and online.

Roan’s new song, ‘Subway,’ was another highlight of her set. The mid-tempo ballad, which features swooning verses and introspective lyrics, was well-received by the crowd. One line from the song, “Fuck this city, I’m moving to Saskatchewan,” particularly stood out, reflecting Roan’s ongoing theme of seeking freedom and authenticity.

Chappell Roan’s rise to fame has been a journey years in the making. Born Kayleigh Rose Amstutz in Missouri, she was discovered at 17 singing covers on YouTube. She quickly signed with Atlantic Records and moved to Los Angeles, but her initial deal did not work out. After returning home, she began collaborating with Olivia Rodrigo co-writer Daniel Nigro and eventually signed with Island Records in 2022.

Roan’s debut album, “The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess,” released in September, has been a critical and commercial success. Her synth-pop anthem “Good Luck Babe!” released earlier this year, has been her most successful song to date. She also performed at the Coachella festival in April, further cementing her status as a rising star.

Roan’s connection with the queer community has been a significant part of her journey. “I love the queer community,” she told Variety last year. “When queer people are together, it’s the happiest, most vibrant feeling. The shows are a way for me to give a safe space to queer people and to have fun and dress up. It feels like magic on stage. I’m literally getting teary-eyed because it’s everything I ever wanted.”

Her decision to decline the White House Pride event invitation is a testament to her commitment to her values and her community. By taking a stand, Roan has shown that she is not just a performer but also an advocate for justice and equality.

As Chappell Roan continues to rise in the music industry, her bold actions and powerful performances are sure to inspire many. Her refusal to perform at the White House Pride event and her passionate plea for liberty, justice, and freedom for all have solidified her status as a true icon in the making.

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