Sevyn Streeter – Not Permitted To Sing National Anthem At 76ers Game Because Of “We Matter” Jersey

Sevyn Streeter - Not Permitted To Sing National Anthem At 76ers Game Becuase Of "We Matter" Jersey

Sevyn Streeter was scheduled to sing the national anthem however she says she was told by the 76ers she could not perform on Wednesday night because of her “We Matter” jersey.

She was slated to sing before the Sixers’ season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder, but she said in an interview with The Associated Press late Wednesday that she was told she would not sing just minutes before her performance.

“I’d say two minutes before we were about to walk out … the organization told me that I could not wear my shirt while singing the national anthem at their game,” the R&B singer said by phone. “I was never given any kind of dress code. I was never asked beforehand to show my wardrobe.”

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.

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