You have to watch Jennifer Holliday’s powerful rendition of LGBT+ anthem I Am What I Am


The song, usually delivered live by drag queen Albin in La Cage aux Folles, was sung during a concert that finds Broadway stars perform roles of the opposite gender – perfectly titled MisCast.

The original star of Dreamgirls ran into controversy earlier this year when she initially agreed to perform at Donald Trump’s inauguration. Later removing herself from the event, she listed LGBT+ fans as her main reason for declining to perform.

She said: “I sincerely apologize for my lapse of judgement, for being uneducated on the issues that affect every American at this crucial time in history and for causing such dismay and heartbreak to my fans.

Related: Jennifer Holliday pens apology to LGBT community as she cancels Trump inauguration performance

“Please know that I HEAR YOU and I feel your pain. The LGBT Community was mostly responsible for birthing my career and I am deeply indebted to you.

“You have loved me faithfully and unconditionally and for so many years you provided me with work even though my star had long since faded.”

Ending: “Thank you for communicating with me, I had no idea that I still meant so much to all of you. Thank you for your posted comments both the good supportive ones as well as the ugly hurtful ones.”

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Related: Jennifer Holliday overcome with emotion during questions around backlash from gay community

Jennifer has spoken openly about not being a Donald Trump supporter, and admits she actually voted for Hillary Clinton in the last election.

When asked on The View why she’d ever consider performing or associating with Trump’s presidency, she explained: “I thought my voice could be used as an instrument of healing.”

You can watch Jennifer’s moving and powerful rendition of the LGBT+ anthem below…



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