The drama continues…
On Sunday (Sept. 11), Power 106 held their annual celebrity basketball game in Los Angeles. Inviting R&B powerhouse Tank to kick off the game with the National Anthem, there were a few moments that went down.
With everything happening in sports based on San Francisco 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick protesting the racial injustices in the country, by choosing to sit instead of stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner,” Tank asked the crowd–since it was the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks–of all days, to stand and sing with him.
“I understand everybody’s exercising their right to stand or sit and exercising their right to freedom and justice,” he said. “But in the wake of 9/11, please understand the fact that real men, women, and children lost their lives for this very thing that we’re able to stand for today.”
It was a nice thought and most of the audience joined in. Except Chris Brown (not surprised), who sat on the court with some fellow teammates and basically just made faces at Tank the entire time. He did show his fellow R&B pal some love when Tank hit applause-worthy notes, but that was about it.
So, it was good to see Tank getting some love with the anthem performance, and on TMZ, but that was all due to their favorite, Chris Breezy, not doing what most folks think he should, is that what he is supposed to do? Not sure… it was 9/11 and all, but to each their own, that’s what makes America great, right?
Anyways, check out Tank’s performance, and Chris’ too below.