Well, this happened last night…
Singer Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to perform the National Anthem for the Philadelphia 76ers opening night against the OKC Thunder, but when the time of the performance came, Sevyn was not on the court, and the National Anthem was sung by a 76ers dance team member.
Sevyn jumped on Instagram & quickly let her 1 million followers know the reason as to why she wasn’t ALLOWED to perform.
“I was angry, extremely, extremely angry, and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart,” she said. “Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that.”
The Sixers declined to say why Streeter’s performance was canceled.
“The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community,” the Sixers said in a statement.
The NBA had no comment. The 76ers have taken plenty of L’s these past few years, but this right here, may be the biggest one of them all…
Source: ESPN | Photo Credit: Getty Images
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