Singer takes a knee while singing national anthem at NBA game (video)


Admitting that she likely won’t ever be invited to sing the national anthem again, singer Justine Skye posted a video on her Instagram page of her performance at Friday night’s game at the Barclays Center between the Brooklyn Nets and the Orlando Magic.

Skye sang almost the entire song standing up, but on the last line, while she sang  “and the home of the brave,” she got down on one knee, in support of Black Lives Matter.

The Nets players stood and locked arms while she sang the anthem.

“Got a bit shaky at the end.. was pretty uneasy about singing the anthem and probably won’t ever be invited to sing it again but I had to take a knee for the opening game in my city and let my voice be heard. We will not be silenced ✊🏾 #blacklivesmatter,” Skye posted on her Instagram page.

Some reporters attending the game noted there were more boos than cheers from the fans after her kneeling stunt.

Scroll down for video of the incident.

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