Chappell Roan has refused to sing at the White House

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Chappell Roan has refused to sing at the White House

Chappell Roan is one of the breakout artists of 2024. Thanks to her 2023 album, 'The Rise and Fall of a Midwest Princess', Roan has built a huge fandom that packs her concerts. And, with her next single, 'Good Luck, Babe!', she has made the leap to international charts: right now it is the 26th most listened to song in the world.

Chappell has just performed at the Governors Ball festival, which is being held in New York, and has left two pieces of news. First of all, she has released a new song called 'Subway'. It is an eighties ballad that will probably be included in his next work.

On the other hand, Chappell – who has performed at Governors Ball mounted on the Statue of Liberty – has revealed that he has received an invitation from the White House to perform at Pride, but that he has rejected the proposal.

In the introduction to 'My Kink Is Karma', Chappell dedicated the song to the presidential residence: “In response to the White House asking me to perform at Pride: we want full rights, justice and freedom for all. When you do this, that's when I'll go.” Chappell expressed these words looking at the camera, defiant.

Chappell, who is lesbian, probably did not want to put on a show by singing in the White House while laws that directly attack the rights of LGTBQ+ people continue to be approved in the United States.

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