Posts Tagged: national anthem

Chaka Khan

Chaka Khan Blasted for National Anthem Performance

Chaka Khan performed the National Anthem at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.  The internet had opinions. Many of them were negative.  One person tweeted, “Chaka Khan singing like your drunk aunt at Christmas.” Another person wrote, “Just woke up to Chaka Khan screaming my house down.”  Chaka’s performance drew comparisons to Fergie’s tragic Star-Spangled Banner at… Read more »

Jay Z and Beyonce

Jay Z on Why He and Beyonce Sat During the National Anthem

After much speculation, JAY-Z has explained why he and Beyonce sat during the national anthem. During an interview at Columbia University, JAY-Z explained that sitting wasn’t a political move, it was simply because they were in awe of Demi Lovato’s performance. “What happened was, we got there, we were sitting, and now the show’s about… Read more »

Ava DuVernay Joins Super Bowl Boycott

Ava DuVernay joins many others in a boycott of the Super Bowl today; the move is being made in support of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. In a Sunday morning tweet: “I will not be a spectator, viewer or supporter of the #SuperBowl today in protest of the @NFL’s racist treatment of @Kaepernick7 and its… Read more »

Twitter Drags Shanice for National Anthem Performance Pacquiao Fight

Shanice Wilson is most famously known for her 1991 hit ‘I Love Your Smile’.  The song has most recently been sampled by Chris Brown for his current song, Undecided. This weekend, Shanice sang the National Anthem to kick off the Bronner/Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas and Twitter dragged her. Apparently social media felt that she was… Read more »

Sevyn Streeter Pulled from Singing National Anthem

Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the National Anthem last night for the Philadelphia 76ers game against the OKC Thunder. She was told she couldn’t because she was wearing a t-shirt that read, “We Matter.” It was deemed too controversial. See and read more here.