Gladys Knight

Gladys Knight did not bite her tongue when asked about Colin Kaepernick's ongoing National Anthem protest. Gladys agreed to sing the National Anthem before the start of the Super Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

The seven-time Grammy winner joins a limited Super Bowl lineup that includes rock band Maroon 5, and rappers Travis Scott, Big Boi and Flo Rida, who will perform during halftime.

When asked about the ongoing protests, Gladys told TMZ.

"I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country's Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII. It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone."

The 74-year-old Atlanta native did say she understood the Black man’s 200-year fight for justice in America, but she will not be intimidated by activists asking her to back out of the Super Bowl.

"I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life. No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it. I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us."

Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem after he was benched by the San Francisco 49ers during the 2016 season.

When reporters questioned him for not standing during the Anthem, he claimed he was protesting the anthem until police stopped killing unarmed Black men.

Kaepernick did not protest the anthem or police brutality prior to being benched.

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

  • NYTimes#1Bestseller

    Smh auntie Gladys. Have a seat and take the wig witcha.

  • Renee26

    Glady's honey have several seats... Just sing and shut it.

  • mzwhang90210

    "Wig overboard...
    My wigs in need of help...
    Wig overboard....
    Wig sho can't help it self..."
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/0f38bf439d88ab200a59f2b2de6f135c8f0699124c633d80cf074d79d5588e62.gif

  • Yup, I said it

    Well Gladys said she sanging and THAT, is that. You can't force a 74 yr old to do nothing or change their minds. They are tough as nails.

  • NewNew

    Dammit Gladys! ????

  • Renee26

    DEAD

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Sandra putting in that work chile.... these post coming out fast phew https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b17eea2a824f5c43e11df8acc2af451dd1bc8991fb8670448652a9476f756ba3.gif I ain't stutin Gladys still ain't watching that shyt .... not because of no strike ...... straight up because Netflix will be better ......

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    It ain't about the Anthem Gladys

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • dontgetblocked

    Loud applause! We need to listen to the older generation. I will tune in to watch her sing just like every other celebrity sang before her...Whitney, Beyonce, etc. It's an honor. I support her as a black woman. Police brutality has nothing to do with the National Anthem. Kaepernick had a humongous contract but he didn't deliver and got benched...then he got all black and proud although his woman is white. I support Gladys Knight...my fellow black woman.

  • Junkanoo

    The older generation don't always realize opinions evolve and change in younger generations she's free to do as she likes . I love America but it continues to be racists as hell .

  • dontgetblocked

    Netflix is fire.

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    You stoopid

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • mzwhang90210
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us."
    ____________
    Chile that whole damn anthem is a lie and you know it .... cut thee shyt ... Ya need a check .... just say that and do what you do .... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/164ad7cc338a739f7fc2d94294a2ffb67b75ae66872436dbe732bfb54ee4ae16.gif

  • mzwhang90210
  • mzwhang90210
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That plastered wig ...... damn

  • DontYouHearMeCallingU

    Gladys: I said what I said

  • Lady_Elle

    Gladys... I'm gonna need for you to stay in your lane!
    We need you to SING... and ONLY sing!

    If you don't bring up Colin... I won't bring up questionable things in your past!

    Thank you!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I mean folks need to cut it .... and yes she fought in the struggle .... but damn let's not act like.... you saw this as an opportunity .. for.... (self) to come up .... has nothing to do with unity .... cause if it was ya damn sure wouldn't be singing that mess ..... with the shyt in this country now ..... especially with the NFL I mean who folks think they be fooling chile https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8da4d8422e27bbfc104edfcf9e97b4d2639b1c3ba2774d1e84418218e262a94d.gif

  • Dun Dilly

    I ride w Gladys... Y'all Fake Justice warriors should NOT care SINCE y'all NOT watching anyway!

  • Sassie

    I get what Gladys is saying. How can you lump police brutality and other black-aimed inequalities to the national anthem? It's like comparing apples to oranges. I understand that the anthem is a symbol as it relates to the "take a knee" stance that Colin birthed, but people have their own takes on all of this, including black folks. Looks like Glady's simply sees it as two separate issues, even though Colin used the anthem as the launching pad for his protest. Everything isn't always about money. Gladys has money. Perhaps she's telling the truth about why she chose to sing the anthem *shrugs shoulders*

  • Sassie

    I think that was her point.

  • Sassie

    OMG I am DONE for the day. This was funny as hell....and I was singing the song all loud and shit, LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    "I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country's Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII.
    ________________
    FOH ...... We da leaders of New School chile ..... we sick of the lies .....we da ones that have to wipe your azz when your Depends diaper over flows ...... cut thee shyt ...... this is some sell out mess ... what a disappointment Gladys ..... thought you was better than that .... learned something new https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cd1277da60434e2b79dcb849383854f3f58ad8f8f07c5ddc50a711ea305d1b2f.gif and I said what I said ......

  • Coy little wink

    Gladys just make sure yo wig don't steal the show

  • Renee26

    Or that wig choice

  • T865!

    As long as she sings the 3rd verse ??

  • Sid

    Lmao ahaha.

  • Rayscoty

    Is that a Gladys impersonator in the photo?

  • Renee26
  • Lady_Elle

    Now you know I was thinking the same. lol

  • ALLMINE?

    This is still my country.. not "AFRICA". Yall buggin. Every country has its issues..

  • mzwhang90210

    Wait, what was questionable in her past?
    Iain heard bout that chile.... do tell!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8c8a05453709288d04f286e3b799f41a9deae0668b12e6761a6f076dc2e1df27.gif

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If she's one of those who still thinks he's "protesting the national anthem", then it's a shame she still doesnt get it after all this time.

  • Mielle Downey

    I support any free thinking person. Colin seems confused. this Guy was raised with white people and know he wants to play light skinned mind games. Go ask the boys in the hood why they kill each other more than the cops Kolin? and then tell me what else is in you light skin agenda.

  • Ryan

    It's not a protest of the anthem though. Does she have any kids who didn't steal from her who can explain this to her??

  • Nikki J

    I’m not looking forward to this Super Bowl traffic. However; I’m sure the girls at Magic City and Blue Flame are doing there booty exercises right now.

  • Rayne

    Well I’m offended by that hair piece . Patti labelle been did that. ?

  • Ryan

    You know what I'm clocking out for the day, laughing at these people looking at me like I'm crazy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    don't do dis to Gladys... at least put up a less 'vulnerable' pic, smh

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Li-Wright

    Are we still talking about Kaepernick???

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Big B00ty Bonita & Chic Chantelle may make enough money to open up their own skrip club!

  • Li-Wright

    It is a protest against the Anthem by using police brutality. It was a stupid move on Kaep's part IMO. Maybe ONE time, he takes a knee. But NOT EVERY SINGLE game. You see nobody's taking a knee now?

  • Shira Harding-James

    Gladys will be there for that check

  • Jefferey Franklin

    Her prerogative, but don't expect anyone to applaud your commitment to an Anthem that was written while your own people were chains........but that's neither here or there.

  • mzwhang90210

    "Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem after he was benched by the San Francisco 49ers during the 2016 season.....Kaepernick did not protest the anthem or police brutality prior to being benched.."

    Awww..Auntie snuck one in there...how cute.... https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6eeedb2951514adce7e555d0d3bafde91df57052b65280bd2a20e3e22432eda7.gif

  • Wreckognize Game

    I keep asking the same question so here it is again. Why can’t the entertainers participate in half time or national anthem but people are still watching the game?

  • Jefferey Franklin

    I always hated when people speak about a "code" that races share among each other. But lately I've been feeling that. The black race is to quick to jump ship and go ride the wave of Hatred and Bigotry

  • Kim’s Original Face

    What animal is on her head ?????

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    He made millions in the NFL, and millions with Nike, so he should be financially OK... and he's good with the decision he made. You might think it was a stupid move, but some people are willing to sacrifice money to take a stand for what they believe in.

  • Ryan

    "You see nobody's taking a knee now?"

    Well the cops haven't been killing us as much lately. <-- sarcasm *sigh*

  • mzwhang90210
  • dru and neil

    Sorry Gladys, nobody sang the anthem better than Whitney Houston did in ‘91, and as far as I’m concerned nobody ever will. Still gives me chills, in fact they played it at a graduation I went to last year and the whole room stood and cheered like we were seeing her perform it live, there’s just so much emotion in her voice.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Ghost

    She’s from a different TIME and GENERATION! Her statement doesn’t surprise me! Sighs

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (and you know i said that in my vulnerable soft Jackson voice.. *sads*)

  • dru and neil

    Who even did her like that? Whose responsible for that wig? They need to be escorted out.

  • mzwhang90210

    NOBODY has ever sang the Nat'l Anthem better than my baby Whitney Houston did. And NOBODY ever will!!
    https://youtu.be/N_lCmBvYMRs

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    BYE!

  • mzwhang90210

    Great minds think alike.
    I JUST posted the vid-joe.

  • dru and neil

    I don’t understand why she signed off on that wig.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Okay now youre doing the mostest auntie knight. I was trynna see it from your point of view but ima need you to shift that wig properly and sit tf down. What you dont do is criticize another minority for standing up to injustice. No bueno. I would think that someone as old as jim crow would at least understand. Bye midnight train to georgia

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    i said this yesterday! i sentenced her 'stylist' to walking the plank for this level of elder neglect! i'm still mad about it!

  • mzwhang90210
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
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    HOLLERING!

  • Elevated Soul

    I wonder how many ignant Black Democrats will call Ms.Gladys Knight all kinds of racist names.I so agree with Ms.Knight about Kaepernick.

    I understand her views because she is part of the "Greatest Generation" and they have a different mindset....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • dru and neil

    Because just last year everyone was raving about her good her facelift looked, how she looked ten years younger.
    Now this sh—t? Who did it?

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • mzwhang90210
  • dru and neil

    Isn’t it just beautiful? By the way I got “Wig Overboard” in my head now...

  • PhillyFacts

    House nagra mentality they never get it....

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    (real talk though... yall see this beautiful boy?! what world do we live in that made him think THIS wasn't "good enough?" my lord, smh...)

  • mzwhang90210
  • Mielle Downey

    They did it right now people just protest like it's an accessory. People all over the world risk everything to come here and they are protesting an anthem. Has anyone heard or even researched other anthem? Mexicans and south Americans are risking thier necks and children to get here but black people are stuck on stupid and dont know why.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you's a d@mn nut! LMAO!

  • Navybeans95

    Ok...she has a right to her opinion...doesn't mean I have to agree with her...

  • Rhondalousey

    That meme! !!!

  • mzwhang90210
  • Navybeans95

    Lol...at least it's not blonde....

  • mzwhang90210

    Girlllllllllll....on tha real tho!!! Luther, Michael, Whitney...then Prince....they all almost took me outta heah!!! FRFR

  • dru and neil

    I listened to it again, still the best!

  • Chicagowise

    The National Anthem was written by Francis Scott Key, a slave owner, and attorney. He wanted to shipped freed blacks back to Africa. While Key's lyrics are patriotic and soulful, they were written by a man with a dark and violent history... and his rendition of this song didn't include the enslaved Africans living in "the land of the free" and "the home of the brave."

    Gladys Knight, I respect your tremendous talent. You really should stick to what you do best... singing.

  • Ni Ni

    You betta sang Gladys! Everybody don't jump on the outrage bandwagon.

  • Chicagowise

    Jason Van Dyke, the Chicago cop who shot Laquan McDonald 16 times, was sentenced to roughly 6 years in prison. He will probably serve 3. Afterward, he will face 2 years probation. Justice?

  • Chicagowise

    Regardless of her opinion, I can't wait to hear her sing!

  • mzwhang90210

    NunCCCC...seriously tho...I think MJ was a Highly Sensitive Empath. And what the avg child might be able to shrug off...he could not.
    It's documented that Joe taunted him, calling him "big nose.." and that Joe discouragedall his kids from dating dark skinned people...well...I don't condone MJ's actions...but I do understand.
    RIP King of Pop!!

  • Nik

    Absolutely not.

  • Wyteprivilege

    You better fu$kin’ tell it!!!! I miss her.

  • Chicagowise

    You should have seen the looks of the people's faces in the courtroom. Pure disgust.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, but it's better than nothing.

  • Nik

    She was a class act. Loved her personality.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    you're right. it's still heartbreaking though, smh

  • Nik

    Sheet ministry uRShuhs on the way to catch you.

  • Renee26

    Shameful

  • Nik

    When Donna Summer passed I gave up the ghost.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She's a Mormon now which is the same didn't allow Negroes to join until 1978.

  • Chicagowise

    I'm still surprised he was arrested. The fact that he will spend one day in prison is shocking.

  • Nik

    I don't doubt it. A black life is still of little to no value in this country. We are the class of people who were never meant to be citizens. They still don't know what to make of that.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • the guest

    Nicely said.

    It hurt reading her statement. Why couldn’t she accept the opportunity to perform without negating and discounting Kep. Whose approval does she need or seeking?

    She should have declined to comment on Colin and simply stated the she herself was happy and honored to perform. That’s all she had to do so was focus on her performance.

    Her high brow condescension guised as elder wisdom is very dangerous considering the larger issue of NFL retaliation and blacklisting against civil rights protests.

  • Nik

    Yeeeees mami!

  • Ni Ni

    Our legends are dropping like flies, plus she was sick a few yrs ago. Let Gladys live! ?

  • Nik

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaa!!! Can't draw enough breath to get out the "hahaha!"!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles (respectfully)* LOL!!!

  • Nik

    Why did Wig Overboard make me laugh like I had no sense?

  • Nik

    LLLLLOOOOOOLLLLL!!! I don't know what was funnier, porcupine or quills! LMAO!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, we get in our feelings 'bout Nippy REAL quick!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    It is. To not be able to appreciate your own beautiful BLACK self...smh..he was in so much pain.

  • Nik

    You crazy!

  • Chicagowise

    People were hoping that there would be a sentencing for each count against Van Dyke. However, I knew that the judge couldn't do that, if McDonald was considered dead after the first 3 shots.

  • DroneRivers

    Hopefully justice will find him on the inside while he serves those few years.

  • Nik

    Nancy, go to bed right nah!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Chicagowise

    I still love her and respect her talent.

  • Nik

    With a guard on each side.

  • Ni Ni

    And the players haven't quit yet. How you gone do a half boycott....chile?. I asked that question yesterday and haven't heard a logical answer yet.

  • Nik

    Release that Hair Kraken.

  • Nik

    LLLLLLLOOOOOOLLLLLL!!!!

  • mzwhang90210

    Wait Nik...I almost forgot about Barry White...
    "I want to relax you...I mean, totally, totally relax you...."
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/615d380290005c75f2b73b61063d678adb00cb683258e4273a2f5c12b8d5723d.gif

  • Nik

    Honey!! The all time bass vocalist!

  • Chicagowise

    Today, Van Dyke's wife took the stand, crying, and asking the judge to set her husband free, because she fears someone will kill her husband in prison.

  • Nik

    With gasoline, kerosene, and Maybelline.

  • Nik

    You are cracking me up tonight, honey!

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL, Chile....my late uncle used to say he impregnated 3 women off various Barry White cd's. Said Barry White owed him child support!! LMAO!!

  • Nik

    Girl, I did not need to read this comment after a glass of Honey Jack Daniels. I am ?!

  • Goodii2Shoes

    for all their protesting (making a scene & disrupting the game) , did any of them take the opportunity to make any real social progress when it was presented?

  • DroneRivers

    I love me some Gladys Knight. With that said, she is wrong. For one, the anthem does not unite us. And second, Kaepernick's protest has never been about the anthem or even the flag (even though neither one represents Blacks). But you get your check, girl.
    Sidenote: Anyone watch the new Fox show The Masked Singer? A lot of people are guessing that she's one of the masked contestants on that show.

  • Ni Ni

    this Guy was raised with white people
    _______________
    His privileged behind don't fool me.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    let me get on here...
    'cause if i scroll through and see this airborne whig ONE MORE TIME...

    ( yall have a blessed weekend,smh) https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d0ce938727627e2492eaaa9c8ac10ff0873fa066b0298f4965de7315d415a3de.gif

  • DroneRivers

    Tuh. I'd love a cup of those tears with my steak dinner.

  • Chicagowise

    Gladys Isn't being paid to perform. No who plays the superbowl is paid.

    Edit: but she could see a boost in her record sales. So.... there is money involved.

  • mzwhang90210
  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    NOW!

  • Nik

    Aaaaaaahahahahaha!!!!!!

  • DroneRivers

    I guess she's just a patriot. lol *shrug*

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I gotta make it how first Shug!

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    ('cause you ain't)

  • Chicagowise

    LMAO! On the rocks?

  • DroneRivers

    "No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave"
    From that never-used and oft-forgotten 2nd verse.

  • DroneRivers

    Yes, please! Lol

  • Ryan

    Yo I wouldn't trust him either ??

  • Nik

    ????????

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!
  • Chicagowise

    Yes! Thank you for adding that to the conversation! I forgot about that disgusting verse.

  • Ryan
  • Chicagowise

    Coming right up, ma'am!

  • DroneRivers

    How did they make a scene or disrupt a game that hadn't even started? A protest doesn't get much more peaceful than someone silently kneeling.

  • Ryan

    Literally put his money where his mouth is.

  • bemetoo

    Gladys do you understand these lyrics?

    “No refuge could save the hireling & slave/
    From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave:/
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave/
    O’er the land of the free & the home of the brave.”

    If you do just do us all a favor and step down and go bake some pattie pies ?

  • Ryan

    Oh justice WILL be served behind those bars. Believe that.

  • Chicagowise

    I doubt Gladys even knows who wrote that song.

  • Nik

    Heck no. Might Jack up the recipe.

  • Nik

    Point made!

  • Chicagowise

    He will be in protective custody.

  • bemetoo

    ??? well she needs to make some Gladys cakes

  • Nik

    She's from the Civil Rights Era. Surprised she thought it okay to air her thoughts. She should know better.

  • Ryan

    Nassar was in "protective custody" too.

  • bemetoo

    Old as she is and all the talking she doing... that uppity old field slave that got promoted to bed wench should know the lyrics

  • Kim’s Original Face

    ??????? dont try and slide out im rolling

  • Nik

    I...AM...IN...TEARS...!!!

  • Nik

    LMBBBBBBO @airborne wig! Nancy Drew Hardy Boys I am in here toppled over!?????????????????????????????

  • HeaVen Sent

    She's from a time where we wanted to fit in hoping to be accepted...I'm from a time where funkem and I don't need your acceptance we are the alpha and omega

  • Nik

    Sister Jenkins is DONE!

  • Kim’s Original Face

    Scarecrow wigs ??

  • Nik

    Cardboard Delights made with vegan flour.????

  • TriniHarlem

    Respectfully Gladys......stfu and sit down. Did you forget how this so called united America was when you was entering in the back to do your gig's etc or how about recent us getting killed just for breathing or better yet lynching RECENTLY being a hate crime?!! Chile sing your slave anthem get whatever coins via streaming etc from this gig and be quiet. I'm going to keep it cute because you my elder but again stfu https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd1004f8fd7d30b052c57347c49722cf27421c43e26739193c9cb14f79bbe32f.gif

  • dontgetblocked

    If you don't like it here...take your black azz back to Africa!!

  • dontgetblocked

    Which is why they broke down barriers and were more successful than the latest generations. They work hard and have morals.

  • Nikki J

    You’re correct like always. Atlanta’s gonna be Hoe Heaven Super Bowl weekend. I will keep my behind in Gwinnett.

  • TriniHarlem

    You're flat out dumb and should know better than to even come for me bitch. Reading is fundamental as my name states where I'm from. Choke on a sck dck and good fckn day. I done had it with you trolls.

  • HC54

    That’s why you broke

  • DroneRivers

    Spoken like a true entitled White person.

  • Mielle Downey

    Especially since he didn't endure jim crow like Gladys. She had to enter threw the back door and saw whites only signs. Gladys>colin... which one actually went through the struggle? Wake up before they close your eyes for good. Ohh black Jesus

  • Panther Charleston

    Gladys, I am standing with you on this. Baldwin said that we should not let others speak for our experience. Ain't nobody more proud of being Black just because they refuse to sing the anthem. These no anthem singing folks, in some instances, be the same folk who love they profanity riddled N-word music. Plus! People's interpretation of the anthem ain't just interp 1 or 2. There's many other options. For instance, the words can also be interpreted that there was no refuge for the hireling or slave elsewhere, except for in America where there were options because it is the land of the free and home of the brave. Now, sing, Gladys, sing.

  • Sweetness

    Why oh why must I say something? Why can't I keep these two cents in my pocket? Respect Ms. Knight. But I thought the history of this "anthem" was not made or written with good intentions for people of col...ahem...I don't know. Maybe she HAS to speak against it. Ok ok ok... I'm gonna rub my body down with the finest bengay, roll over and go to sleep. Love y'all...nite nite... I guess ???.

  • Mob67

    As usual Auntie on the wrong side of history/facts. Money must be tight to GK.

  • The Last Word

    Cause her family cost her all that money with that fraud of a restaurant.

  • dru and neil

    I think everyone could hear the hook and her voice pretty clearly!

  • Mielle Downey

    You are just a peon in this world and have never experienced the struggle like her. So you and colin can take you diet woke behinds and have several seats. HAVING A TANTRUM AFTER YOUR MILLIONARE BEHIND GETS BENCHED IS NOT STRUGGLE. Using it to hide the reu meaning of you vendetta is a disgrace. GOD is my Sheppard and not some light skinned wanna be malcolm and nessa .

  • Mielle Downey

    Can some of the woke people on here tell me who died and made Colin the king of the black persons struggle? WHAT HAS HE ACCOMPLISHED?What has he done in this time frame that has been for the advancement of black people ? Because there has to be some reasoning behind this sheep action. Who decides when another black person is allowed to do what they see fit? I thought this was a free country now we as black people are putting chains on people.is this some type of post traumatic @@@@ syndrome like dont upset mass@. Free your mind and the rest will follow. Be your own person because Harriet Tubman was a real one not this light skinned millionare trying to play kingman.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    lololol

  • Evillene

    Generational difference. I respect artists such as Gladys Knight who were active and vocal during their time. I don't begrudge her the need to make money or the (perhaps career-long) desire to perform to a Superbowl-size audience.

    HOWEVER just as other voices cannot silence hers she cannot expect to have the final say on this. If some choose to tune her out and never listen to -- or buy -- her voice again I guess we cannot fault them.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Dead as hell lolololol

  • Dowoop

    Oh shut up!

  • Dowoop

    If you feel the need to perform then perform but there is no need to belittle/or try to refute someone else's activism to justify you doing what you have the freedom to do.

  • Ghost

    NOPE! Not for 16 bullets four of them in the back!

  • Ghost

    And that’s the sad part...I was pissed the sentence was LOW but at least he didn’t walk...our expectations suck..

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • ClaireHuxtable
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did Nessa ever apologize for her racist tweet?

  • Junkanoo

    With all the crap that gets played on the radio these days Wig Overboard could be a chart topper

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    What you mean it came out remember a while back wasn’t it her son who was caught up in some fraud and had those restaurants in Atlanta that she owned all involved in it? And I also thought I saw something about him trying to take it from her cuz her mind was bad let me googled. But long story short yes funds low but I heard they don’t get paid to do the super bowl

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    If I ruled the world (imagine that) I’d free all my soooooons (even the grandmas) black diamonds and pearls

  • mzwhang90210

    "Gladys, Gladys, Gladyssss,,woot, woot, woot..."

  • HeaVen Sent

    Hahahaha.....see how easy that was....once they realize we don't care about y'all and wouldn't the world be a better place If y'all would do the same.(mind ya damn business)

  • My Thoughts

    Do you really think the big name artists (Beyonce, Pink, Madonna, e.t.c) who has performed that are struggling or aren't struggling financially will perform for free with a large entourage??

  • Fire & Ice

    ???

  • Fire & Ice

    Me too ???

  • mzwhang90210

    I'm mad you got my pic up there tho.
    Don't hate bc red is my color.

  • mzwhang90210

    Auntie funna do a presto-chango...gon disappear for a few days.
    LOL, she ain't slick.

  • Mielle Downey

    The tweet, when she compared Lewis and Biscotti to Samuel L Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio’s characters in Django Unchained...nope. but since she is the battery in his back he had agreed to stand for the anthem when he got picked up by a team(his words) but I guess she instructed him not to. Nessa is is delilah to his Samson and is using this as a come up. But they dont fool me like the other sheep.

  • Well$$Well$$?

    ???

  • Well$$Well$$?

    #lesigh If you can't understand why Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem then you're part of the problem...

  • blue skies

    lol

  • hottlanta

    Gladys Gladys Gladys. We haven't forgotten your Aunt Jemina commercial with your grandkids. Now get on the Midnight Train and get the hell outta here. Press play.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1zmnWUKe50

  • Carla

    Very well said!

  • Jethro

    Both Gladys and the blog owner need to sit their senile asses down. Kaepernick never protested the national anthem.

  • Carla

    Is she still a Mormon?

  • 11pink123

    Go Gladys!!!! Glad people are starting to ignore bandwagon personalities.... hope it continues.

  • Miss Thang

    Wow your statement is frightening. We do have freedom of speech in this country and Ms. Knight has a right to express herself.

  • dontgetblocked

    Wow. More Ebonics. Now take your tired complaining azz back to Africa. One less person I have to feed with my taxes. If you stay...respect my country. Believe me no other country wants your uneducated ghetto behind. Africans think and know they're better than your shiftless complaining azz!

  • dontgetblocked

    Spoken like a lazy black person who sits around and complains instead of taking advantage of the opportunities this country offers!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I’m just saying I saw stuff that said it free because of the promotion they get I’ve read this on several sites I don’t believe it either https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/07a3d926c9a619ed79ac32a0f35155b7170d25f802b1fcd555ff8ef3b52017cd.png https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/039af36b0176c77560b5ca8e89dee58d30c1b5584cf3425659402740119c7913.png

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux
  • Renee26

    SMDH

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    It’s got mo maple in it ?

  • dru and neil

    Really now? I had a feeling dontgetblocked was white..hmm there’s a few folks on here masquerading as black but they always out themselves at some point.

  • Renee26

    Great minds!

  • Soda

    So all those people willingly jumped on ships, lay packed like sardines, because they were seeking refuge? And of all the options available in this land of opportunity, they chose to work for free for centuries? That's your interpretation of those lyrics?

  • Mielle Downey

    I understand an opoutumist when they show thier hand. He said out his own mouth if he got picked up.by a team he would stand for it. Why stand for it after you get hired or is this just a ploy for him and nessa to milk the system? Go back to sleep.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Kaepernick did not protest the anthem or police brutality prior to being benched.
    _______________-

    Ding ding ding ding. Ppl are dumb if they can't see that he did this shi t for his own benefit.

  • Coffee1st

    That's exactly what it is.

  • Coffee1st

    I'm just commenting to say that i actually have no words for this. Anybody who doesnt see, doesn't want to see or sees but does not care.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    11pink123: Glad people are starting to ignore bandwagon personalities

    That's funny because the entire Republican voting base fits that description.

    I mean before Trump no one even mentioned a wall on our Southern border but now it's all the Republican base can talk about.

    Before that it was gays were going ruin every straight person's marriage and before that blacks.

    It's ironic that conservatives call liberals sheeple when its them who parrot whatever their leaders tell them to think.

  • Coffee1st

    They also found the other cops and, i believe, 1 detective innocent of trying to obstruct justice by falsifying statements to help their brother in blue.

  • dontgetblocked

    Who would want to act like their black? It's considered the lowest race. You don't make any sense.

  • Chicagowise

    That was sign that Van Dyke wasn't going to serve a long sentence.

  • Yui

    Who cares. They’re both about their own agenda and have the right to do what they want.

  • Coffee1st
  • brooklyn23

    Well said

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    Lol

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    Let that man be if anybody would understand who lived through those even worse times in the 60s I thought she'd be one of them.

  • Coffee1st

    Some give a d**n, some don't.
    Believe it or not, some ppl take murder seriously....even if the victim is Black ?

  • Coffee1st

    "She should have declined .."
    Oh, no ma'am. She has got to do a quick tap dance for some change. Don't know if she got paid directly or indirectly, but she's benefiting some type of way. Her whole statement was silly and disappointing.

  • Coffee1st

    How does one "act Black"??
    By confusing their and they're??
    You say dontgetblocked...but i beat you to the punch.
    Bye Misery.

  • Itzgoingdown2

    You New Niggas make my ass itch. lol You know damn well you and your whole damn family eat Aunt Jemima pancake mix with the syrup!!!!

  • Itzgoingdown2

    "But I thought the history of this "anthem" was not made or written with good intentions for people of col"

    Nothing, and I mean NOTHING in this country was written with good intentions for people of color. Including the constitution! Now what? Are you going to proclaim you're not a citizen of this country, not pay taxes and not obey any of its laws.....?Are you going back to Africa? Or, are you going to move forward and live your best life? It's your choice but if you follow these blacker than thous you're going to end up just like them broke, bitter, disenfranchise living in the slums waiting for someone to come save you, facts!!!

  • Andrea Williams

    I like Gladys but, she is being ignorant. He was never protesting the anthem by taking a knee. He was protesting police brutality by taking a knee. A certain group of people tried to make it about the anthem and I see that she fell for it.

  • Andrea Williams

    OMG.....Lol, you so stupid. #Crine

  • Andrea Williams

    LOL, THIS ONE IS EVERYTHING! Chile, you are on a roll. I can't stop laughing!

  • Pai Mei Lives

    All the folks who stay up in arms about the anthem should demand it be sung in its entirety at all times.

  • Sunshine ///

    Gladys, Gladys, Gladys! Wrong answer!
    This is what Chrisette Michelle thought she could do by performing at #45's inauguration. I'm tired of the old Jesse Jackson era way of thinking now. She act like this is still the 60's and she will be singing to a segregated crowd.

  • Nik

    My comment was not about freedom of speech. It is about the "code" her generation lived by that entailed not publicly disagreeing with each other on matters of race so as not to show division.

  • DroneRivers

    It's just a hunch but I've never heard a Black person tell another Black person to go back to Africa. But White people stay saying that mess. As if this is their country to kick anyone out of. Tuh.

  • DroneRivers

    See, there you go again lol. You can't even help it, can you? Sounds about white. Always throwing around stereotypes.

  • Cannelle

    Say it again...please!!

    I knew that, but learned it for real when I moved from the USA.

  • Cannelle

    The youngest person in the Greatest Generation is 95 years old. They are called that because they fought against fascists in WWII.

    Gladys is about 74? She is the youngest of the Silent Generation; them and the oldest Baby Boomers were involved in the Civil Rights struggle. Her record speaks for itself.

  • dru and neil

    And where in Africa do they want folks to go? It’s such a stupid comment to make.

  • dru and neil

    Oh please. You almost NEVER make practical sense on here lady, you’re one to talk. Now take your white ass on...

  • Nikki J

    You know what I’m gonna give them their props. I’m half that size and won’t leave the house without spanx. Lol ? Those white panties tho.?????

  • Nikki J

    2 tons of fun.

  • 11pink123

    Im Christian. I’m not a republican or a democrat.

    Not all Immigrants come for a better life. Some have an agenda from there country to doninate and take over the US, so that they can run it like they run there country. Donald Trump is ruining there plan.

    I have nothing against immigrants, If there are here to have a better life.

    Trumps job is to protect the US and he is about the US only. The rest of the presidents were about a one world order. You gotta pay attention!!!

  • Malcom Flex

    Miss Gladys Knight is right. I respect her and everything she stands for.

  • 11pink123

    Cont... However on subject. KP bringing attention to himself during “PRE SEASON” intentionally, was a bully move to secure his spot on the roster. That’s why he said that he would donate his “NEXT” check to the cause.. you know the check he might not have gotten because roster cuts were coming up the next week.

    And all y’all jumped right on the bandwagon. Because the average person don’t understand pre season football. It’s is like running for President. It’s almost like tryouts to secure your spot on the roster for some players. And that’s all he was doing.

  • suganspice68

    Her grandkids are beautiful

  • MJ

    It is when people are attempting to force their activism on you by trying to convince you not to perform in support of said activism when you have already agreed to.

  • the guest

    Exactly.

  • 11pink123

    Don’t all sporting events sing the national anthem? yes... So Why are they only tagging the NFL?

    And why did KP wait until pre season, a week before he was going to get cut to start bringing this up?

    Why didn’t he do this when the Trayvon Martin situation was going down?

    And how is the NFL or national anthem going to stop the police, shouldnt they be kneeling at the city or police stations or something ?

    Or was this all really about KP bulling the NFL for another season? He said he will donate his “NEXT” check, a week before he would’ve had “NO” Check.

  • the guest

    He was protesting racism at large including police brutality which made him a threat.

    Then, his protest evolved to protesting unethical and discriminatory practices in the NFL.

    Then, his protest evolved to addressing equal employment rights and illegal retaliation and blacklisting against whistleblowers and activists.

    Taking a knee became a revolution.

    That’s not even touching on the identity politics and white NFL owners completely bewildered by a racially ambiguous biracial man raised by white adoptive parents sacrificing his privilege to take a vigilant stand for African American rights and empowerment.

  • B.Loveitt

    Gladys STFU!

  • Chicagowise

    Gladys said, she was diagnosed with the same illness that killed Aretha Franklin. After she made that comment, she never mentioned it again.

  • IAmLawlessBrooks

    Aunty Gladie doesn't look to well. Hope everything is fine

  • Thingamajig

    “Kaepernick did not protest the anthem or police brutality prior to being benched.” - This right here, err body has their own agenda and wants to make a difference when THEY feel like it only.

  • Andrea Williams

    I don't know why the NFL owners are surprised that he would take a knee for blacks. His real mom is white and so are his adoptive parents but he is considered black or biracial and when the police or any other white person for that matter sees him, they see a BLACK MAN. He knew exactly why he took a knee. He knows that a white mother does not make him immune, he is still black.

  • Pamela

    Now Now, she's an elder, let's keep it respectful.

  • Pamela

    Blocked for sheer ignorance. I'm allergic to stupidity .

  • Goodii2Shoes

    protesting in itself is disruptive & making a scene.
    it was peaceful but not progressive/productive.
    & they made it even more peaceful by allowing players to sit the anthem out in the locker room.
    & the politics of the protest caused viewers to not want to watch because you felt like you had to choose a side & take a political stance when all you wanted was to watch the game. Much respect to protesting police brutality & American injustices...but if you are going to protest & refuse to move the American social standards forward once the protest garners attention that can change social standards or correct injustices then spare the people who watch/love the game from having to take on one more political injustice issue when they are trying to take a break from the many they already fight daily.

  • 11pink123

    I can not y’all fell for this KP pulled a fast one on idiots who don’t know anything about football. Dude it was pre season, he had to secure a slot on the roster. He stop kneeing and as soon as he got what he wanted he nailed out of it, while everyone else is still on it.

  • 11pink123

    Then be allergic to yourself.

  • elroy

    This guy was raised in an upper class environment. I'm sure his encounters with police were very few, if any. Anyone that really watches football knows that this was an attempt to extort the NFL since he was getting cut. He knew that focusing on victimhood would immediately get the support from blacks

  • elroy

    She has a great understanding, which is why she called out this fake outrage

  • elroy

    Republicans and Conservatives have always voiced displeasure with the immigration issues, we just didn't have anyone strong enough to push the agenda. Even if he doesn't build the wall, he's garnered the respect of many because he actually made an attempt.

  • elroy

    ...What you're saying should be pointed to the majority of people criticizing the Super Bowl performers. Any black person whose willing to perform is immediately labeled a coon or sellout

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    **** that anthem and flag . Ask her how many blacks, native Americans , or any non whites that hand input with that song.

    Not one single non white had input on tht song or flag. SMH

  • speakinmymind

    Say it louder for the sheeple in the back!!!

    Upvote x infinity!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Trumps job is to protect the US and he is Christian.

    Ba wa wa wa!!!!

    Stop lying on Jesus.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Young people today are heavily influenced by the biased information they read on social media. They don't question the fact that Colin did not begin protesting police brutality until he was benched by the 49ers. They also don't question his own girlfriend's racism.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    SR stfu stupid another black man was just killed and he decided enough was enough...And Gladys Knight that song is about slaves being slayed so go google the lyrics fool

  • DroneRivers

    How can social standards be moved forward when people obviously care more about a game being disrupted and someone making a scene? Or the fact that people seem to care more about HOW he protested than WHAT he's protesting for? If it made people uncomfortable and/or not want to watch football, oh well. Race relations and all the nuances that come with it in this country has never been comfortable. If hearing about racial injustice makes a viewer uncomfortable, they should try to imagine how it must feel actually living it daily. Instead of having a knee-jerk reaction of anger, they could try to be empathetic.

  • Nina Ross

    Meanwhile the ‘national anthem’ was written by a slave owner... tell Gladys to sing the third verse

  • Nina Ross

    The fact remains that the anthem was created by a racist slave owner period.

  • Nina Ross

    She’s an Uncle Tom, slipping through backdoors to sing for racists.

  • Panther Charleston

    Well, just because that's what is always focused on does not mean that's all that was going on. And it wasn't. Do keep in mind that the slavery story is always repeated for more reasons than mentioned. Them books very selective and effective.

  • Evillene

    Sometimes people -- even old people -- must be allowed to make mistakes, suffer the consequences and learn. It does not negate her activism in the days when it was hard to say that Gladys is out of step in 2019. She is a legend in the black music heritage, we can express our displeasure without diminishing her.

  • Kayke

    “Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem after he was benched by the San Francisco 49ers during the 2016 season.”

    BLATANT LIE

    Colin was sitting for the anthem before he decided to take a knee DURING THE PRESEASON. He was benched in December DURING THE SEASON.
    He was protesting before it became national news.

  • Evillene

    "That’s not even touching on the identity politics and white NFL owners completely bewildered by a racially ambiguous biracial man raised by white adoptive parents sacrificing his privilege to take a vigilant stand for African American rights and empowerment."

    Well said. This is why they are especially confused and enraged by him. They deigned to accept him into the big house and he aligned himself with the field slaves -- against them.

  • Sunshine ///

    Nothing in my statement diminishes her role as the 'Empress of Soul' in the music industry. Try again...

  • Mark mcharm

    But he only became an "activist " after they told him his skills were doing he had a chance to say something when he played in the super bowl did he? Nope

  • Mark mcharm

    She is almost 80

  • Soda

    You're right. I'm pretty sure all Black people who voluntarily migrated here back then flew in 1st class on American Airlines. I bet that old story about the horrors of slavery is all a lie. ?

  • ?jessica?

    I feel that Gladys has earn the right to do whatever she chooses whether we agree eiyh her or not.

  • Mielle Downey

    Exactly

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Gladys is at the age where she earned EVERY RIGHT TO BE THE DECIDING FACTOR IN WHATEVER SHE CHOOSE! SHE GREW UP AND LIVED IN AN ERA that was WAAAAY worse than today. She had to endure what we can't imagine. These pansy ass folk TODAY don't appreciate the REAL STRUGGLE..in fact it's only a struggle when one person choose to stand up after millions ignored. LEAVE THIS WOMAN ALONE. DO YOU GLADYS. You owe this generation NOTHING.! This generation has totally disappointed and want what's easy! FOH...

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    That's the problem... And probably why she don't GAF. THIS GENERATION N IS THE MOST DISRESPECTFUL TO IT'S ELDERS! SHE DON'T OWE THESE SNOT NOSE PHUKKERS NOTHING.

  • dru and neil

    Dontgetblocked is one of the top five, pseudo intellectuals on this site. If he/she isn’t arrogantly spewing ignorance all over the place, they are infecting the blog with their anti-black rhetoric, and vile racism, disguised as “patriotism.” I hate it when people think they are more intelligent than they actually are.

  • dru and neil

    “Your country?” You wouldn’t know patriotism if it bit you on your hairy dimpled ass, not with what I’ve gathered about you thus far...

  • brooks hill

    dont give a damn about the anthem or the words or who wrote it. i watch the game when toe meets leather, the kickoff people.love you Gladys, but i dont care who sings. and i dont watch halftime either. i watch the game only. everything else is bullshit. Kap is not for me. he got that NIKE MONEY. HE GOOD

  • brooks hill

    YOU CANT CARRY HER PURSE NINA. YOU DONT KNOW HER .

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Sorry Sis. My jealousy just slipped out.
    We good.

  • brooks hill

    Gladys is above your shit... go away and dont watch....

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I'll bet they make more $money$ than we'd think. Lots of men like big women but are afraid to declare it in public...young men too.
    Yeah, we need to take girlie shopping...size 12 in black.

  • 11pink123

    So what is he, if he ain’t Christian?

  • gail jones

    Right

  • gail jones

    Exactly

  • 11pink123

    That’s what I thought. I been hearing about this wall since middle school. I thought it was just because I was in Cali only 2 hours way from Mexico. So I ain’t want to get Mr. Roderick all upset... So I actually edited my comment and took that out. Cause if he not from Cali, I understand why he don’t know this been an issue.

  • 11pink123

    Thank You!!!! And he did it during pre season 1 week before he was going to get cut. And then said he would donate his next check..?. Like he ain’t have 10k extra in his account already to donate?

    Then he stopped after he got what he could out if it.

  • Miss Thang

    This whole country was founded by slave owners. Does that mean your black ass is moving back to Africa? No.

  • Miss Thang

    And you’re not even fit to shine her shoes.

  • 11pink123

    ???

  • hottlanta

    I don made you made. Got some sausage and Alga Syrup 2 go with them pancakes.

  • 11pink123

    Where are you getting your facts? They are wrong. I watch football. It was preseason. If you don’t believe me google it

    Per wiki.
    Kaepernick began sitting during the national anthem at the start of the 2016 NFL preseason

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/U.S._national_anthem_protests_(2016–present)

    And if you still in question pull up game footage. Because he was on injured reserved 2015 season, so I’m a little confused how you calling out a lie, but you the only one not speaking the truth.

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    Ms. Bojangles starring Gladys Knight

  • 11pink123

    Sandra this is why I like your site!!! You are all real!

  • Solstice

    Wig Overboard??!??????????!!!! I am hollering!!! ?

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    She will be dead soon and you can tap dance and R Kelly on her grave!! Shanga told us she had dementia and Alzheimers, so what do you expect?

  • Business909

    Did she do any research on the flag, and CK, and why he protested? Glady's is a Mormon, which in my opinion is a cult, and she has seen a lot of racism, so it surprises me how she dismisses all the other athletes, who have done this before CK. However, she has every right to do what she feels is best.

  • 11pink123

    And with a commmet like that, you might want to pray God allows you to get that age.... watch your words...

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    There is no such thing.. just fairytales!! Watch my words for what?? Dead is dead ! You probably believe in the tooth fairy!

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    "The word God is for me nothing more than the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of honourable, but still primitive, legends which are nevertheless pretty childish.” A. Einstein

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    I think I'm going to believe Albert Einstein over anything you have to say! ????

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    Besides what's a commmet???

  • Amilia A Lee

    Marshawn Lynch been sitting for years.

  • Ling

    Exactly! No one is too old to learn something new. We should be united in zero tolerance for racism! Does it even matter why someone protests?!? Isn’t the cause most important?

  • Dowoop

    When did he ask her not to perform?

  • Dowoop

    I don't disagree with you and I don't begrudge anyone who feels the need to perform or the people whose opinion is that the performers are sellouts.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    It says the refugees couldn’t save the slaves Thur the terror at night or the bloom of the grave ... girl bye but you marched and walk Thur back doors

  • Lady” Youngblood

    So she should know that song is about killing slaves.. if you google the full lyrics it says the refugees couldn’t save the slaves Thur the terror at night or the bloom of the grave.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Google the full lyrics it’s about killing slaves how y’all don’t know this it says the refugees couldn’t save the slaves Thur the terror at night and the bloom of the grave

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Yes so they can see it’s about killing slaves and sending them to there grave

  • Lady” Youngblood

    His protist wasn’t even about the song it was about police killing black men in record numbers and whites like to reverse- psychology and make you think what it ain’t... NFL means not for long

  • Lady” Youngblood

    The fact that she’s been Thur all that and still don’t relize the song is about killing slaves, it clearly says no refuge could save the slaves Thur the terror at night and the bloom of the grave. I’m really surprised at her old age she still a fool, google the full lyrics to the song, No black person should sing that song.

  • Malcom Flex

    How about you ask your boy Kap why he's not married
    to and has kids with a black woman.

    Didn't think so.

  • Malcom Flex

    Tell it.

  • Malcom Flex

    Yall allowing a male with a white mama who is dating a arab chick to control your policy how stupid is THAT. If Kap was so down for Black people he'd be doing an Obama and marrying a BW. But keep on caping.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    It’s not about none of that, who cares who he with and who he ain’t. It was never about the song he did it because he was tired of black men just being killed and nothing happens to them. But if you google the full lyrics you will see it’s glorifying killing black slaves. That’s nothing to sing about it clearly says no refuge could save the hilting slave from the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave. That means it was no safe place for the slaves that do our dirty work and they were terrified Because they were going to send them to there grave. Just google the full lyrics

  • mzwhang90210

    ???

  • mzwhang90210

    ??????

  • Sandyb1117

    Welp, we see what happened to Chrisette. She found out the folks at the trailer park ain't buying her music.

  • Sunshine ///

    It was written by a slave-owning lawyer who spent his life fighting against the rights of African-Americans.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    It was written by a slave with a white master and slaves couldn’t read or write but if he was a house slave those are the ones that worked directly with master beating and slaving the slaves, if you really believe they would make a slave song America national Anthem, you are sadly mistaken, don’t believe everything these people tell you. What white Americans did was reverse psychology on y’all and have you loseing focus on what this is really about, Racism and you know like I know it was never about the song.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    If you believe a black slave wrote racist America national Anthem, then you believe Christopher Columbus discoved America and with that I’m done with you

  • Lady” Youngblood

    And you’re saying it was written by a slave owner so how the f$ck a slave wrote it, You to old to be this dumb

  • Lady” Youngblood

    A slave owner who was a lawyer fighting not for our rights but against our rights. Slave owners were white. So like I said it’s a song about killing slaves,that is nothing to sing about. War and bloodshed it was so much killing going on they say in the song they was surprise the flag was still there

  • Sunshine ///

    I'm checking out of this conversation because you're talking to yourself in the mirror. ??

  • Lady” Youngblood

    You should check out because your brain washed, How are you going say a slave owner lawyer wrote the song and still don’t believe the song is about killing slaves? Slave owners were white! Then you say he was a lawyer that fought not for our rights but against African Americans rights for years. Your a f-ing moron

  • Lady” Youngblood

    We must be mis understanding one another because all your other comments speak facts.. don’t know we’re we got lost

  • Sunshine ///

    Where in my comment did I dispute the color of the slave owner and the fact he wrote the song? I simply stated he was a lawyer who owned slaves and fought against black people to have rights. Reading is fundamental and comprehension is lost.

  • Sunshine ///

    You're just heated that's all. Cool down.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    OMG ?I thought it was you who sent the comment saying sit down! How a slave that can’t read or write wrote the song! I’m so sorry and need to cool all the way down.

  • Sunshine ///

    I did but realized I misunderstood your comment and deleted it. I get your point though.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Lol well back @ ya,?? reading is fundamental and comprehension is lost ???

  • Sunshine ///

    touche'

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Lol

  • Malcom Flex

    Why insist on being so boring? Stop talking to me.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    Mayo sandwiches are scared of Beast Mode... Colin isn't as scary so its easier to TRY to "bully"

  • Shawn James

    that bitch old bitch Gladys knight need too sing we shall ovecome at the super bowl cause im a be there

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Wow you keep moving those goalposts, my friend.

    Now you're going into conspiracy theories.

    I appreciate you finally revealing yourself as a typical loony Trump supporters.

    Enjoy your own reality.

  • Mielle Downey

    The fact that she came before diet woke ch and his arab concubine should speak volumes. Gladys entered through the back door in Jim crow times. She held her head up high and didn't bow or take a knee this show pride and integraty. Colin was benched and decided to take a knee this shows defeat in the face of adversity. I bow to God only and will continue to hold my head up high. The highest office in the land was occupied by a black man so what in the Sam hill are we taking a knee for. Time is a teacher but you keep following the fool colin off the cliff and bow or take a knee. I stand black and proud becuz my ancestor built this ish off thier backs. Let the Mexicans take a knee or the arabs . I'm not with the knee take ish.

  • Mielle Downey

    I glad she is standing so colin can continue to bend over or what ever his slow behind is doing. We as black Americans build this ish off our ansestors back. Taking a knee shoes defeat. Black power stance standing with your fist in the air is what real black athletes did at the Olympics. Taking knees and bending over is a sign of defeat and bowing should be reserved for God.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Don’t nobody care about no damn knee. I said we have to stand for something or we will fall for anything . Don’t let these people reverse- psychology on you and you lose focus on what this is really about racism., and on top of all that it’s a racist song. Writing by a slave owner that was also a lawyer who fought his whole life for African Americans not to have any rights. The song glorifies war and bloodshed of them same ancestors you talk about they killed so many black people they say in the song they were surprised the flag was still there. And I’m a leader not a follower but I do know if it wasn’t for Rosa parks and Martin Luther King, we wouldn’t be able to move the way we do today. And the fact that it takes a man that came from a white women to protest because even he’s tired of seeing black men being killed over and over again. Should speak volume but y’all lazy mi$$as can be bought

  • Mielle Downey

    MLK and Rosa Parks took a knee to pray in Selma. The revolutionary leader took a knee while leading a prayer on Feb. 1, 1965 outside the Dallas County Alabama Courthouse, along with several other civil rights marchers.

    The march, held over the right to vote, and prayer occurred after the group of about 250 was arrested for parading without a permit

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Okay so what you saying now you’re ready to take a knee? Because Rosa parks made change ... you just said you ain’t taken no knee let the Mexican and Arab take a knee. Stay focus

  • Lady” Youngblood

    I knew you didn’t want this smoke your a fu(King coon and a dummy all money ain’t good money, the song was written by a slave owner you fu(King clown and the fact it takes a man that came from a white women to protest about racism seeing black men killed over and over again should speak volumes, but you sound fat lazy and dumb I’m finish with you they reverse psychology on ya clown a$$ and you lost focus on what this is really about racism.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Because none of that is important. The fact that he’s protesting about black men being killed is the focus. White Americans reverse psychology on you and now you lost focus on what this is really about. Racism, they got you believe because we benched him or his girlfriend, stay focus, the song was written by a white slave owner that fought against us having rights. But this prove y’all ni$$as can be bought

  • Lady” Youngblood

    That’s even more reason to stand for something or or fall for anything. It takes a man raised by white people to say he is tired of seeing black men being killed over and over again, stay focus and Gladys Knight should know that song was written by a white slave owner who fought against black people having rights and the song is about killing slaves, google the full lyrics to the song

  • Mielle Downey

    No I'm saying in plain English I take a knee for My Lord and savior in worship and prayers. Saved by grace and walk in faith. The purpose of taking a knee is to to show humility and obedience to a higher power. I reserve this honour to God our Lord and savior and not a flag. This is why we dont take a knee since it is blasphemous to God. You only show humility and obedience to him God. COLIN IS CONFUSED. MLK AND ROSA took a knee in prayer to priase God not honour to a flag. When you wake up and stop letting the devil take you for a ride In your feelings you will see the false leaders.WAKE SHEEP!

  • Chuck

    Gladys should just STFU and sing! Didn't her son say she's senile?

  • Lady” Youngblood

    You got me fu(k up I put my faith in god I have never pledged to a piece of cloth I have no faith in men because they will fail you every time. My point was this man that was raised from a white women is tired of seeing black men being killed over and over again and nothing happens to there killers, they actually become household names, like George Zimmerman, I have no problem with white people so let’s be clear on that it takes to much energy to be a hater, but I will not be played by them either. So my whole point was that song was written by a white slave owner that fought his whole life for black people not to have any rights. And it glorifies the killing of slaves and my question was why would any black persons want to recite such hateful lyrics

  • CashleyBankz

    That's so irrelevant lol. Someone is in their colorism feelings right now clearly. You basically just described him as being non racist & mixing with different races fluidly & normally. No race should be exalted above another. We are all equal.People can love who they love & it's great. Mind your business.

  • brooks hill

    you are garbage, sucka

  • MRiGOThim

    I love me sum Glady's but ion know about this one Ms. Knight & where the Pips will they be joining u too O_o

  • hottlanta

    Wow the King Center is being smashed to pieces for honoring John McCain at their Salute to Greatness dinner this King weekend. John McCain refused to sign the bill to make his birthday a national holiday, was against any civil rights legislation and also backed a bill where a black person could get longer sentence with they had crack versus a white person with cocaine. He only had Barak at his funeral just to piss Dump off. Folks went in so tough they took McCain name off the website. They r keeping the celebration of McCain quiet. They said they was honoring him for being a war hero and battling cancer. Folks said they are tired of whitewashing John McCain'e legacy and the truth needs to be told. This is getting good. When folks saw Cindy tweet she was on her way. Folks were like hell to the naw. Stay tuned.

  • Mielle Downey

    My ansestors fought in many wars as black men for my freedoms that I enjoy to day. The flag is only a symbols and meanings for them evolve over time. The anthem is an ode to the sacrifices made, lives lost and freedoms we gained throughout our struggle in this land. MLK tought you all better this country has given this black man a holiday in his name and becuz of one light skinned demon you want to piss on your country and it's flag and anthem ? Well you must be 2nd or third generation immigrant's and we all know they are a bunch of sells outs.

  • Lady” Youngblood

    Listen house ni$$a you can come wash my windows

  • Malcom Flex

    You're ignorant AF and sound like a lame SJW you fool. I refuse to allow myself to be dictated by a man with a white mama and an Arab girlfriend no he doesn't rep ME but YOU do YOU. And I will repeat you're a fool so stop trolling me.

  • Malcom Flex

    THANK YOU. But he's not light bright with a white mama doe and dating an Arab chick!! He's just a regular Black man.

  • 11pink123

    Corrected for you.

  • 11pink123

    Girl all I can tell you is God Loves you, Jesus loves you... and Remember those names when you need them.?

  • 11pink123

    I like trump. Nothing to reveal, no secrets....

    I don’t follow the masses.

  • 11pink123

    Do y’all think KP missed either playoff game tonight?? ???....Doubt it!! There is no way he played football all his life and missed the final playoffs tonight...while y’all on strike... for him?

    Let’s Go Rams... and Great Job Brady, glad he shut down KC...

    If y’all missed the games tonight, sucks for ya, cause they were Good!!! ?

  • lovelygamour

    those statements are so pretentious. if she wants to sing the anthem then sing it. her statement was uneducated. we have to remember that most of these entertainers stop school at the age of 14-16. just like the jenner girls. we listen to them because they have a lot of different experiences but honestly.... they arent smart. she shouldve just said she sees the anthem and whats going on in the country differently. it reads like the nfl wrote that statement. no matter she turned me off with that statement. what the nfl shouldve did was ignore him kneeling.

    entertainment has been awful these past few years and its time to take up books again.

  • lovelygamour

    if i am remembering correctly he kinda sort gets a pass because he is a war hero and he was just trying to make money when he made it back to the usa. you could buy his vote.

    when he made it back to the usa cindy (her family is filthy rich) wanted him. he left the wife that waited for him and married rich cindy. now this surprised me: he had an affair with lena hornes daughter or granddaughter.

    i am glad that people are being honest with his history. he was a poor senator until he got older and saw he could be a force.

  • 11pink123

    I’m not with KP either. I think what he did was all BS, just to secure his spot on the team...

    however, with that being said..... I know from seeing him out and about at parties, he do hang with niggaz and he do date black woman. He’s not a white boy like that. He’s the only white QB I’ve ever seen at black parties. He’s definetly not faking trying to be black, that’s something he always wanted to be long before this protest.

  • lovelygamour

    colin k was kneeling for a long time before the pressbox decided to focus on him. i honestly dont think the nfl minding him kneeling. quite a few players have sat, talked, and some even came on the field late. the coaches and staff talk and drink water through the anthem. those small owners and jerry buss made it worse by talking.

  • 11pink123

    Marshawn Lynch gets much more attention than KP... are you kidding me?

    Nobody is going to interview Marshawn Lynch about not participating in the national anthem. Him participating would be more of a surprise. The nigga is from Oakland...

    He is a nigga nigga... the NFL and everybody else already know that. He prob ain’t never stood up for the national anthem... and neither have I.. but he also don’t go out of his way to disrespect it for attention either..

  • 11pink123

    He was kneeling for 2 weeks before they said something to him. He was not kneeling before that.

  • 11pink123

    Right.. ain’t nobody stupid enough to ask Marshawn Lynch about some dumb shyt like that... the nigga is Pro black, been Pro Black, ghetto and super hood.. like you kidding me right now..,

  • Malcom Flex

    First, I do NOT call BM "N'z", OKAY!!

    He's not walking the walk HE'S NOT WITH A BW. If he wanted to troll/control Black American policy he'd do as ALL' Black civil rights leaders' do and BE WITH A BW. It's that simple he's not walking the Black walk. Partying with "N'z" isn't like marrying a BW, ok?! Jesse Jackson, married to a BW, Martin Luther King, even Shaun King is with a BW --if you don't understand why it's important for a BIRACIAL MALE with a WHITE MAMA who is trolling as a Black policy leader but isn't with a BW but is with andARAB CHICK, then, we have no need for further conversation.

    And for you high school drop outs don't step to me about colorism as you fail to see the historical big picture.

  • Malcom Flex

    Please-ALL RELIGIONS are cults!! And don't talk about the money grubbing pro-bastard black church, TF!!

  • MsChocolate

    " Kaepernick refused to stand for the National Anthem after he was benched by the San Francisco 49ers during the 2016 season." <<< This is the truth. Side note: The real champions took the field yesterday to show everybody how to play football. Go Patriots !

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    11pink123: I don’t follow the masses

    No you follow kooks like Alex Jones.

  • Ni Ni

    Everything in this country was built by racist white people. Are you going to boycott everything?

  • hottlanta

    Since when did going 2 war give one a pass where we dont call them out. I have seen enuf channels 2 know that soidiers r criminals like everyone else. How is he gonna get a pass for fighting 2 free people in one oppress country then come here n purposely oppress others. As a soldiet he should know better. He gets no pass from me.

  • bemetoo

    ????

  • 11pink123

    You’re racist... I’m not!! why does a white man have to be married to a black woman to support black ppl? You not scoring no browny points with me because you think your uplifting black woman. I’m black and I would pass on someone like you all day... I want a nigga, not a corney azz black man that’s going to jump off a cliff because someone used the word nigga or he think he better than everyone cause he got his raggedy degree that really don’t mean nothing.

    And btw, I graduated from high-school and college. A real college, not a bootleg one. And I still ain’t learn nothing relevant there. I barely know the different between there, their and they’re. So I’m trying to figure out why you think that makes you smart? Cause I can tell you some of the smartest ppl I know did not finish highschool and some of the dumbest ppl I know got PHD’s.

    Now like I said he hang around niggaz, if you choose not to use that word, do you. Now would I call Obama a nigga, no. But the niggaz KP hang out with are niggaz and so is he...

    But I still don’t support his movement because I believe it was about his career.

  • Nik

    Thank you.

  • lovelygamour

    i also dont believe in all this milatry and police propaganda. most just want benefits and to lord over people. however, mccain was a pow in vietnam for 5 1/2 years. he was tortured and beaten ever two hours for long periods of time.

    a year into his imprisonment his father became a commander and the vietnam was going to exchanging him. he refused unless the other pow's that came before him was released- which was protocol.

    thats why he gets a pass. he was already injuries when they captured him and he was tortured for years. just like bob dole lost his arm during a war. mccain shouldve been in jail for bribery years ago but he got re-elected based off being a pow then it turned into he had great seniority.

  • lovelygamour

    no he wasnt. go read up on it.

  • hottlanta

    Now he doesn't. I stand by what I said. How is he gonna fight for other people to overcome oppression in another country and oppress people in our own country.

  • Lorna

    Someone of her age and status shouldn't have felt pressure to get on a soapbox about a gig she's done some variation of 100 times. Just sing your songs respected elder, and keep it moving.

  • Malcom Flex

    You are a troll period. And a boring one at that.

  • 11pink123

    I’m going to take a wild guess that you’ve been called corny before.... sounds like I struck a nerve... ???.

    Ayyyeee..... thanks for discovering my husband is black.. I never knew it was supposed to be a secret....

    And you the only one lying.. you ain’t never seen no picture of me... if so I give you all rights and authority to post it...

    So let’s see who the real liar is.... ?. ... we all waiting...

  • Malcom Flex

    For a so called married lady LOL!! you sure do have tons to time to TROLL. LOL!!! Whew you hood rats love to bring the drama.

  • 11pink123

    I’m waiting on that picture, though???

  • 11pink123

    So back to the subject at hand. ... KP does like black ppl.. he hangs around all blacks and has been since his college days... I would tell you how I know that but you wouldn’t believe me?

  • Malcom Flex

    You're crazy as hell. Trump loving bih. Stupid hypocrite you exposed all you lies, Pro-Kap, loves Trump. HYPOCRITE TROLL.

  • free

    i wanna say "iron ya hair, hoe!" but i got too much respect for mama gladys. i'mma sit this one out.

  • 11pink123

    I don’t have to I used to watch the games. And I already did go back and check to see if he was before.... he wasn’t,

  • 11pink123

    I’m still waiting on the expose.. you went from faking being a sophisticated black man to hood... real quick???. Which I already knew that you were. You the only one not keeping it 100 sir.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Foolishness.

  • B.Loveitt

    Funny...

  • Goodii2Shoes

    If the players actually used the opportunities that were presented to do anything with that protest besides disrupt the game.. I could answer your question.

    but after watching the protesters & the message/reason for the protest be lost in kneeling silence.. i just dont want people who deal w/racism daily & navigate race relations as a life style/ life long commitment to be forced to politicize watching the game.

    Had the players got off their knees when the time came & used every opportunity to right injustices.. then it would be one more good fight for the cause... but ..

    They knelt in silence. & can now do so in the locker rooms while the other , dare i say "Real" fighters, take time to catch the game

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Race relations and all the nuances that come with it in this country has
    never been comfortable. If hearing about racial injustice makes a
    viewer uncomfortable, they should try to imagine how it must feel
    actually living it daily.
    ------------------
    100%.

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    she come from an era where cooning for massa was necessary... why yall shocked?

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    any black person who sings the racist ass star spangled banner is a coon anyway... i give her props if she fool us all and bust out the black national anthem on they white ass... but we know she wont...

  • FIGHT THE POWER

    that devil was no war hero... he was a POW who sold out other troops...

  • Karen Carter