Singer Sevyn Streeter Says 76ers Denied Her of Singing National Anthem Over “We Matter” Jersey

Nov 2, 2016 at 5:57 pm |

They've got some 'splainin to do!

With all that’s been going on in the world, artists have used their platforms to shed light on the injustices in the black community. Earlier this year, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee during the singing of the national anthem as a silent protest. Months after, national anthem singer Denasia Lawrence opened her jacket, exposing a “Black Lives Matter” shirt, then took a knee as she belted out the song at a Miami Heat game.

Last week, the Philadelphia 76ers organization refused to allow Sevyn Streeter to sing the national anthem because of a shirt they didn’t approve of. The singer, who has also written songs for Chris Brown, Ariana Grande, and way more, was set to perform before the opening game. But minutes before she took the stage, the organization had other plans.

Sevyn Streeter attends 2016 Billboard Power 100 Celebration at Bouchon Beverly Hills on February 12, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California

Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Players and fans were pissed by management’s decision, and made sure their voices were heard…

Players and fans were pissed by management's decision, and made sure their voices were heard...