Meet the Zionist: Rapper-Singer Chantae Vetrice
Meet rapper-singer Chantae Vetrice, a proud Jew who absolutely gets it when it comes to being a “Zionist.”
Manhattan resident Chantae’ Vetrice says she’s had plenty of people tell her that deciding to become a musical artist and converting to Judaism were the wrong choices.
But she is confident her results have proven that she was right to listen to her heart.
Vetrice grew up in a single parent household with her mother in the New York City and moved to New Orleans for the last two years of high school. She then attended Georgia State University.
After reading about Judaism, she felt a strong connection and decided to convert.
“I didn’t consider myself to be particularly religious to begin with,” Vetrice said. “I considered myself spiritual and I had this curiosity. The process took about two-and-a-half years. I took it very seriously.”
Vetrice said she is proud to be Black, Jewish, and a Zionist. She added that she’s experienced racism, antisemitism, and some have told or messaged her that she should not be an ardent supporter of the Jewish state.
She has more than 76,000 followers on Instagram where she includes an Israeli flag and the word “Zionist.”
“I get a lot of DM’s of people telling me I’m crazy cause I’m a Zionist,” Vetrice said. “I don’t think you can be Jewish and not be a Zionist and I’m proud to say I am one. The belief some people have about Zionism is completely false… I’m proud to be who I am.” Her connection to Israel was strengthened in April, when she visited the Jewish State. She loved going to the shuk and speaking with different people. Tel Aviv, she said, is a “particularly beautiful city.”
Yup, Zionism is inextricably linked with Judaism, and the word “Zionist” is one of the most misrepresented words in the English language (and probably other languages too!). Chantae gets what so many don’t.
By the way, here is more from her trip to Israel, a place she holds dearly to her heart.
I spend a lot of time exposing Jew-haters on this website, so it is a pleasure to be ‘exposing’ the good guys and gals like Chantae, which I hope to do more often.