A number of days in the past, it was introduced that Gladys Knight could be singing the National Anthem at the upcoming Super Bowl in Atlanta. The performers on the soccer occasion have been topic to a lot criticism by those that help the protests that Colin Kaepernick has led relating to police brutality and injustice. Kaep has not performed professionally since 2016 with NFL homeowners seemingly blacklisting him regardless of his apparent capacity to nonetheless be a beginning quarterback within the league. It has been reported that Travis Scott spoke to Kaep earlier than accepting his halftime look however after just a few retweets confirmed up on the previous participant’s web page, it grew to become clear that Trav was capping (pun absolutely meant.) Now, Gladys Knight is talking out as to why she signed on for the National Anthem, throwing some refined shade at Colin within the course of.
“I perceive that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two issues, and they’re police violence and injustice,” wrote Knight. “It is unlucky that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and combating for justice ought to every stand alone.”
She continued, “I’m right here right now and on Sunday, Feb. three to present the Anthem again its voice, to face for that historic alternative of phrases, the way in which it unites us once we hear it and to free it from the identical prejudices and struggles I’ve fought lengthy and exhausting for all my life, from strolling again hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from utilizing my voice for good — I’ve been within the forefront of this battle longer than most of these voicing their opinions to win the best to sing our nation’s Anthem on a stage as giant because the Super Bowl LIII.”
What do you make of her assertion?