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Chrisette Michele Garners Little Sympathy Despite Detailing Tough Year Filled with Depression, Miscarriage 

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Chrisette Michele won little support after her candid Instagram posts. (Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for BET)

Chrisette Michele has had a tough year, to say the least. The singer performed at Donald Trump’s inauguration in January to widespread disapproval. And in the months following, Michele now says she felt suicidal, was dropped from her label and suffered a miscarriage. But folks aren’t very sympathetic toward her.

In a series of Instagram posts on Friday, Oct. 27, Michele offered a glimpse into what her life has been like since defying critics by singing in Washington D.C. in January. She said she drank Bacardi, took Xanax and stayed holed up in her home and off social media.

“When a community sticks its middle finger up at you and completely forgets everything you’ve ever done, you’re worthless… You’ve just spent ten years kicking your own ass to be there for everyone and suddenly no one is there for you? I don’t need to be here….” she wrote.

Through her religion, she said, she was able to pull herself out of the darkness. In a separate post, she added that practicing yoga saved her life.

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“If social media wanted to pull me down, I guess they succeeded as it pertains to Capitol & Caroline records,” the singer spilled in another post about her lost record deal. “I complete an entire album and my label decides to walk away from me. Capitol Records. I was quiet for a few days… I go into the studio and literally poured out my heart and soul and the label decides to walk away from me?”

Despite the hurt, Michele vows she’ll remain a “strong Black woman.”

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But perhaps the most stunning post came when she posted about her miscarriage. The singer added that she fell back into her eating disorder, despite working with a trainer.


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“Something came out of me,” she wrote in the caption accompanied by an image of a miscarriage. “It was my child. The one my love and I worked so hard on. I never knew I could allow myself to be so broken that my physical body would break down. A miscarriage? Me?”

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The response hasn’t been especially kind.

Folks went in even harder after it was discovered that her miscarriage photo was actually posted by a woman on a baby forum in 2014.

However, not everyone dissed the star.

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