After the outpouring of hatred about Aya Nakamura’s – hypothetical – participation in the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, an investigation was opened by the Paris prosecutor’s office.

For two weeks, the controversy has not subsided. From social networks to television sets, the opinions follow one another and the criticism continues to be unleashed. The case will even go to court, since an investigation was opened after racist publications targeting the artist, AFP reported this Friday. A report was made to this effect on March 13 by LICRA 5 (International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism), triggering the opening of an investigation, entrusted to the National Pole for the Fight against Online Hate of the Public Prosecutor’s Office from Paris.

But then, why so much violence? Does Aya Nakamura have her place at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games? No, Estelle Denis first replied on the RMC set: “I would have put Patrick Bruel”, says the host, for whom the show should be provided by “a monster of French song”, when on the set Michel Sardou, Véronique Sanson and Patrick Bruel are mentioned.

But with all due respect to Estelle Denis and without calling into question the long careers of these artists, the choice of Aya Nakamura, if it were to be confirmed which is still not the case, has absolutely nothing to do with it. surprising. And even less shocking. It is even logical, if we are to believe the dizzying figures of the career of the singer from Aulnay-sous-Bois. Since her debut in 2017, she is today the most listened to French-speaking female artist on the Spotify platform with 8.5 million monthly listeners, but also the most listened to French singer in the world. She even made Rihanna dance.

3.7 million subscribers on Instagram, 7.5 on YouTube where her videos have tens of millions of views, 2 Victoires de la musique and 7 NRJ Music Awards… How can we not consider Aya Nakamura as the female artist the most essential of its generation? Popularity in France, to which is added incredible international success. Before her, few French artists have reached this milestone – we can cite David Guetta, DJ Snake or Daft Punk – and even fewer women.

Emmanuel Macron would therefore have, according to L’Express, personally chosen the interpreter of Djadja to sing at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games and would have asked her to cover another world-famous French singer… Edith Piaf. So no offense to the critics and despite the incredible surge of racism, which perfectly illustrates the fractures in our society and the break between generations, the choice of the President of the Republic is not surprising. It even remains completely justified.