As a rule American citizens are expected to stand during any performance of the National Anthem.
Alicia Keys must not have gotten the memo...
Alicia Keys is under fire for remaining seated while singing the Star Spangled Banner for Super Bowl XXVII.
According to rumor the NFL removed all footage of Alicia singing the National Anthem while sitting at her piano after a barrage of complaints from upset viewers.
A spokesperson for Alicia Keys explains,
"Alicia is a proud American and was honored to perform at the event."
"Her slow version of 'The Star-Spangled Banner' was her own arrangement, accompanying herself on the piano, adding 'living in the home of the brave' at the end of the song. It's silly to see how that was being disrespectful."Fun fact: Alicia's Superbowl performance of The Star Spangled Banner is being called the longest on record, clocking in at 156.4 seconds, beating the previous record of 152 seconds set by Natalie Cole in 1994.