December 15, 2016

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Sevyn Streeter Reveals Why She's Going Back to Philly to Perform the National Anthem

Following the Philadelphia 76ers national anthem controversySevyn 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:

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