Friday, January 18, 2019

Gladys Knight Defends Super Bowl Performance


This week soul music legend Gladys Knight raised eyebrows after agreeing to sing the National Anthem for Super Bowl LIII despite the ongoing boycott in support of quarterback Colin Kaepernick who has been blackballed from the league for kneeling during the National Anthem to bring awareness to unchecked police brutality in the Black community [click here if you missed that].

Ms. Knight defends her decision...

Gladys Knight tells Variety
“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice. 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, February 3rd 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.”
Fun Fact: Two years ago Gladys Knight was sued by her own son, Shanga Hankerson, who accused her of being mentally incompetent [click here if you missed that].

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boooooooooooo! Take that shit somewhere else! I'm forgetting Gladys Knight songs right now as I type.

Anonymous said...

No shade whatsover to the legend Ms Knight, but did you even read the lyrics? What you just said is NOT what the National Anthem is about. It's about how we bomb the hell out of people and how we are proud of it.

Anonymous said...

@11:51 AM ... I second your boo. Gladys need to "THINK" to quote Aretha.

Unknown said...

Lol Aretha would never... nor Whitney

Anonymous said...

SANG GLADYS!!!

Anonymous said...

"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.”

WELL!!! CAN I GET AN AMEN?!

Anonymous said...

Gladys is a Mormon, so of course she's going to sing the national anthem. Ain't nothing more racist than a mormon, white or black.

Lala Jaymes said...

I mean...considering the fact that there WAS a time...when she wouldn't have even been allowed...BY LAW...to attend a sporting event in Georgia...

I get where she's coming from...

Anonymous said...

Damn Gladys, don't you any shame. WOMAN!
Gladys probably burned through her cash when she had her gambling addiction. Now she needs the money.

Anonymous said...

^^have any.

Royal said...

I'm with Gladys. Don't fuck with our dignified legends. Even if you disagree with their professional and/or life choices.

Dietrich Thompson said...

Y'all need to stop. Them football players are still playing.

Anonymous said...

^^^Exactly. Cashing them checks too. Can Gladys live??

Yes, I'm That Leah said...

I quit liking Gladys when I found out she was at the party with Clive Davis while Whitney Houston was dead upstairs.

She didn't run the Chicken and Waffles downtown well at all, either. ( downtown Atlanta.)

I haven't liked her for years. She's a snob.

Anonymous said...

1:01 they're playing because they're under contract and getting PAID to pay. I ain't gettin paid a gaddamn dime to watch that plantation mess. stand for something or fall for anything.

GiGi said...

With all due respect I do not stand with Gladys and as of now she is cancelled. We needed you and you failed us.

Anonymous said...

A check is a check.

Be honest, all that dropping to one knee has accomplished what exactly? Other than getting dude blackballed from the NFL?

No policies have changed. No laws have been passed, Cops are still not being held accountable and prosecuted for their crimes against blacks.

A boycott is only effective if everyone participates and actual change is made. How many yeas have they been debating this issue? And, the NFL's pockets aren't really hurt by any of this debate.

Gladys, get your check.

Anonymous said...

^^^ What has it done?? it has and the very least raised awareness of America's deep rooted issues with race and equity. If that's nothing to you then bitch go choke. Seriously. So SICK of you bitches. That attitude is why TRUMP psychotic ass is in there now.

Anonymous said...

@1:01 I feel you.

@1:41 Colin was under contract and he still took a knee. why get mad at gladys for taking a check when there are black men on both teams that will play sunday and not take a knee and still get paid. she should be able to get a check too.

Anonymous said...

@2:40 one of the reasons Colin hasn't accomplished anything (other than getting blackballed) is his method of protest. Dr. King never told anyone to burn a flag or disrespect an symbol of american freedom. That was Malcolm's downfall, and Colin's.

Anonymous said...

Let people do what they need to do to be happy.

sister girl said...

Fun fact Gladys was married to Barry hankerson at the time Aliyah was dealing with r Kelly. Jussayin...

Anonymous said...

3:29pm "Amerikkan freedom" I know this person is trolling or off their meds. Blacks folks will be so much better off when folks like this die off.

Anonymous said...

yeah, misquote what i said so you wont have to acknowledge what i said was true.

Anonymous said...

Yes, Gladys is one of those old school coons.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad she's doing this. Fuck what people have to say. The black footballers are still playing football. And most black men are still watching the game. So why can't she be a heroine and legend that she is and show the cunts who we are, SURVIVORS.

Anonymous said...

6:18pm
FOOTBALLERS! LOL!
Is that what they call football players where you come from????

Anonymous said...

its funny when someone has a valid point the ignorant people get online and instead of listening, they criticize people for using the word 'footballers'. Thats part of Kap's problem, his supporters (most are people that will watch the game anyway) only add stupidity to the situation.

Anonymous said...

6:49pm
What are you babbling about now?
Log off and take a nap. It seems like you're getting frustrated. You just can't get folks to see it your way.

Anonymous said...

Kap is just a unemployed black man that fucked himself out of a job. Now he want other people to do the same. Its been 2 years of this 'boycott' and hes still having a hard time getting black people on board. Rosa Parks never had that problem. She boycotted the people who discriminated against her, not her job. She didn't start a protest on her job and get mad at people who didnt show up for work. Only dumb people do that.

Anonymous said...

Who are all these non-black folks in here stannin’ for coonery?

Anonymous said...

@8:16pm Don't you know they stay trolling up in here. We have Tippy toes who goes by three different names. Chrissy Snow, just and observation, Fungus toes. It's probably that bitch and its sock puppets.

Anonymous said...

all ya'll Kap stans will be watching the game on sunday. and ya'll niggaz know it.

Niyabinghi/ObeahWomanWarrior said...

I give 0 fucks about football, Get money Gladys!!!

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