Sevyn Streeter Will Return to Sing National Anthem at 76ers Game in December
After apologizing to Sevyn Streeter for blocking her national anthem performance over her “We Matter” jersey, the Philadelphia 76ers and the R&B singer have confirmed a date for her return on center court.
According to the Associated Press, Streeter will sing the national anthem - wearing her “We Matter” jersey - at the team’s Dec. 16 home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
"After thoughtful conversation, the 76ers and Sevyn Streeter have worked together to develop a plan we hope will bring meaningful action in the Philadelphia Community," reads the team's press release.
For Streeter, the incident is water under the bridge, and she is ready to perform "The Star-Spangled Banner" for the Philadelphia fans.
"I have accepted their apology," she said. "In order to move forward, it was important to me that we take action and use this as an opportunity to create positive change and dialogue throughout the community."
We think everyone can agree with that.
The 30-year-old singer also added that the 76ers are also "working together through multiple community outreach programs to promote inclusion and acceptance." In addition, the Sixers franchise plan to make a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.
It's good to see the City of Brotherly (and Sisterly) Love show some love back to Sevyn Streeter. We can't wait to see her performance.