Sevyn Streeter and the Philadelphia 76ers have decided on a date for the singer to come back and perform the national anthem after the team didn’t allow her to sing wearing a “We Matter” jersey.
In statements to The Associated Press on Saturday (Nov. 5), the 76ers and Streeter said she would perform wearing her “We Matter” jersey at the team’s Dec. 16 home game against the Los Angeles Lakers.
Streeter was supposed to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Oct. 26 in Philadelphia, but was told before the game she could not perform. The team later apologized.
Streeter said she accepted the apology, and the 76ers said it plans to make a donation to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia.
“After a meaningful dialogue with the 76ers organization, I have accepted their apology,” writes Sevyn. “In order to move forward, it was important to me that we take action and use this as an opportunity to create positive change and dialogue throughout the community. The Sixers and I plan to work together through multiple community outreach programs to promote inclusion and acceptance. Our first initiative will be with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia, to whom they are graciously making a donation. I am also looking forward to returning to Philadelphia in December to perform the national anthem wearing my ‘We Matter’ jersey at the 76ers vs. the Los Angels Lakers.”
via The Associated Press