Sevyn Streeter Performs National Anthem at Sixers Game After a Controversial Cancellation

Sevyn Streeter will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” for the Sixers-Lakers game on Dec. 16.

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UPDATED December 16, 8:22 p.m. ET: As promised, Sevyn Streeter appeared with her "We Matter" jersey to perform the national anthem at tonight's Sixers game against the Lakers. Watch some footage below.

76ers bring Sevyn Streeter back to sing the anthem in her "We Matter" jersey

— CJ Fogler account may or may not be notable (@cjzero) December 17, 2016

Sevyn Streeter sang the national anthem tonight wearing her "We Matter" shirt. Sixers wouldn't allow her to wear it for the home opener.

— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) December 17, 2016

See original story from 11/06/2016 below.

The 76ers organization is making things right with Sevyn Streeter.

In late October, the 30-year-old singer announced she was prohibited from singing the national anthem just moments before she was set to step on the court. Streeter later posted a Twitter video in claiming Sixers officials had canceled her performance because of her jersey, which read: “We Matter.” The team received a great deal of backlash after the video began circulating around the internet, but they have since apologized to Streeter and have now invited her back to sing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

According to the Associated Press, Streeter will perform at the Sixers’ home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 16. And, yes, she will be wearing her “We Matter” jersey.

Streeter shared the news via Instagram on Saturday, and gave additional details about her new partnership with the team. According to the post, she and the Sixers will “use this an opportunity to create positive change and dialogue throughout the community.” As part of this initiative, the team has reportedly pledged a donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Philadelphia.

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