Gladys Knight Went LIVE And Schooled Don Lemon On Singing The National Anthem (WATCH)
Gladys Knight is one of those singers that you can play her music pretty much anywhere.
Church picnic, birthday party, evening visiting with your grandmother you can play her stuff anywhere. Several decades later after some of her biggest hits, she still holds up.
She’s one of those people that is musical royalty but doesn’t act like it for one second, while still being quite aware of her ability.
Now when you get asked to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl or some other major sporting event that is a lot of people putting a lot of confidence in you.
When people watch sports or a movie or a television show it is because they want to escape from how complicated the world out there can be for a couple of hours and mentally recharge.
Not everything has to be about taking a side politically. Not everything has to be about where you stand in relation to every single thing.
It’s almost as is folks like Don Lemon walk around with a chart folded up in their pocket to make sure that they don’t go anywhere that might make it seem like they aren’t towing the Democratic party line.
Lemon, who’s made no secret of the fact he doesn’t really buy that Kaepernick isn’t in the NFL because of his talents and other problems he presents, hit Knight with a quote from Kaepernick attorney Mark Geragos, who’s been vociferously attacking any musical act that dared appear at the big game.
In an interview after Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine discussed his decision to perform, Geragos accused him of being an ideological scab: “If you’re going to cross this ideological or intellectual picket line, then own it, and Adam Levine certainly isn’t owning it,” Geragos said.
Lemon played another clip of Geragos discussing that ideological picket line and what she thought about it.
“People are going to have their opinions. You know, about whatever,” Knight said, smiling.
“And all I can deal with, all I can deal with right now is what my heart says,” she continued. “I believe in fairness. I believe in truth. I believe in all of those things, and as far as this is concerned, I grew up with the national anthem.
“We used to sing it in school before school started. We used to say prayers in school before school started, and we just don’t have that anymore and I’m just — I’m just hoping that it will be about our country and how we treat each other and being the great country that we are.”
“People are going to have their opinions about whatever, and all I can deal with right now is what my heart says.” – Gladys Knight defends decision to perform the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. “I just want them to know that we have a country that’s worth standing up for.” pic.twitter.com/GMpgQZh8xL