Monday, April 28, 2014

R&B Singer Tank Won't Sing National Anthem At L.A. Clippers Game

[ SOURCE ] In protest of racist comments allegedly made by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, R&B singer Tank says he won't sing the national anthem at Tuesday's Clippers game.

"As an African-American man and artist, I must take a stand on a matter that is so deeply personal to me," the 38-year-old "I Can't Make You Love Me" singer told TMZ. "In light of the recent disturbing and offensive allegations, in good conscience, I cannot move forward with my scheduled appearance."

Tank also told USA Today that while he appreciates the "opportunity to sing the national anthem at the game, I cannot associate my brand with an owner or event where African-Americans and other minorities are not welcome."

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