Sevyn Streeter Reveals Why She's Going Back to Philly to Perform the National Anthem
Following the Philadelphia 76ers national anthem controversy, Sevyn Streeter is returning to the city to perform at a game on Dec. 16. But why would she want to go back? The singer explains her reasoning with Fuse: "It's unfortunate, me not being able to sing the anthem at a 76ers game because I was wearing a shirt that said 'We Matter.' But guess what: now there's going to be even more awareness."
Sevyn continues, "I say all the time, when you love something you want it to be the best version of itself. I love my country—I just want it to be better. The anthem is just a sense of pride and represents America. I feel like I can do both...I want America to really, truly be great."
The national anthem incident occurred in October after the singer's performance was cancelled due to her pro-Black jersey. The NBA team since apologized and issued a statement explaining that they made the wrong decision. "In an effort to move the conversation forward, we have reached out to offer her an opportunity to return and perform at a game of her choice," they wrote.
Below, watch Sevyn talk to Fuse about the makings of her Girl, Disrupted album and how she overcame a breakup: