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Gladys Knight Slammed For Agreeing To Sing At The Superbowl

Both Travis Scott and Big Boi are being slammed for agreeing to perform at the Superbowl because of the NFL’s treatment of Colin Kaepernick.

It was announced that the legendary Gladys Knight agreed to sing the “Star Spangled Banner” and now she is getting hit hard on social media.

The 74-year-old singer said in a statement, “I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta. The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”

NFL.com describes Inspire Change to be, “Working together with the Players Coalition, NFL teams and the league office continue to support programs and initiatives that reduce barriers to opportunity, with a focus on three priority areas: Education and economic advancement, police and community relations and criminal justice reform.”

Will this platform include an apology to Kaepernick and even Janet Jackson?

It’s not only the treatment of Kaepernick, but the the rich white men at the Super Bowl and CBS, including the creepy Les Moonves (who attempted to destroy Janet Jackson’s career over a wardrobe malfunction in 2004, letting Justin Timberlake walked away unscathed). 

The Hollywood Reporter says that Travis Scott demanded the NFL make a charitable donation to a “social justice” cause for him to perform. No word on what this “cause” was.