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Gladys Knight Wants to 'Give the Anthem Back Its Voice' at Super Bowl 2019

Gladys Knight is speaking out in response to questions about here stance on Colin Kaepernick and the NFL’s treatment of him.

The legendary singer will be singing the National Anthem at the 2019 Super Bowl, but many performers have been protesting the event after Kaepernick was essentially banned from the NFL for taking a knee during the Anthem.

“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” Gladys said in a statement to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.”

“I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good — I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII,” she added.

“No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it,” Gladys concluded. “I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us.”

Gladys Knight to Sing National Anthem at Super Bowl 2019

Legendary singer Gladys Knight will be singing the National Anthem at the 2019 Super Bowl, set to take place on Sunday (February 3) in Atlanta, Ga.

The NFL just announced the news via a video highlighting the 74-year-old entertainer’s life in the industry and her fight for social justice reform.

Maroon 5 will officially be playing in the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show alongside Travis Scott and Big Boi.

We don’t yet know which two teams will be competing on Super Bowl Sunday.

Watch the video of Gladys Knight’s NFL Super Bowl announcement below…

Colin Kaepernick Refutes Report That He Spoke with Travis Scott About Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show

Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seemingly confirming that he did not speak with Travis Scott, who is performing at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show.

If you don’t know, Travis was announced as one of the performers at the halftime show and in exchange, required the NFL make a donation to a social justice charity.

Later, Variety published a report saying that Colin and Travis spoke before he accepted the gig, saying “they emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding, with the rapper taking the stance that everyone makes a statement in their own way and he felt that the money going toward Dream Corps, combined with the platform provided by the Super Bowl, will do some good.”

Colin retweeted several tweets saying this conversation never happened, including one by his friend Ebro Darden, saying, “Kap did not approve this bullsh*t! Get the f*ck outta here….”

Colin has not played in the NFL since he partook in a peaceful protest of kneeling during the National Anthem.

Travis Scott Is Only Performing at Super Bowl 2019 Halftime Show Under This One Condition

Travis Scott only agreed to perform at the 2019 Super Bowl halftime show under one condition: the NFL make a $500,000 donation to the charity of his choice.

There are rumors that many entertainers passed on the halftime show gig to show solidarity with Colin Kaepernick, who is accusing the NFL of colluding to keep him off the field due to his peaceful protest of kneeling during the National Anthem.

“I back anyone who takes a stand for what they believe in. I know being an artist that it’s in my power to inspire. So before confirming the Super Bowl Halftime performance, I made sure to partner with the NFL on this important donation,” Travis said in a statement (via Vulture). “I am proud to support Dream Corps and the work they do that will hopefully inspire and promote change.”

Travis chose the charity Dream Corps, a social justice organization.

Maroon 5 is headlining the halftime show this year, which will take place on February 3 in Atlanta, Ga.

Maroon 5 & Travis Scott Officially Confirmed as Super Bowl 2019 Headliners

Maroon 5 has been officially named as the 2019 Super Bowl‘s halftime show headliner.

After months of speculation, the group revealed that they will be taking the stage during the highly anticipated game on February 3rd.

In the announcement video, the band also confirmed that Travis Scott and Big Boi will be joining the performance.

Billboard also revealed that Travis required the NFL to make a joint donation to an organization fighting for social justice in order for him to move forward with the event.

Super Bowl LIII will take place on February 3rd at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

Check out the entire announcement video below…