Following a Controversial Cancellation, Sevyn Streeter Reschedules Philadelphia 76ers Appearance

The performance was canceled because Streeter was wearing a jersey that read "We Matter."

Sevyn Streeter's "My Love For You" video.

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Sevyn Streeter's "My Love For You" video.

On October 26, singer-songwriter Sevyn Streeter was set to sing the National Anthem at a Philadelphia 76ers basketball game. Shortly before she was scheduled to perform, Sixers officials decided to cancel her appearance due to the fact that she was wearing a jersey with the words "We Matter" written across the front. Streeter took to social media to explain the cancelation to her fans, inciting massive outrage. The team has since issued an apology to the singer, and extended an invitation for her to sing at another Sixers game.

#sixers released a statement apologizing for preventing singer Sevyn Streeter from singing national anthem because of her "We Matter" shirt.

— Derek Bodner (@DerekBodnerNBA) October 28, 2016

According to the Associated Press, Streeter has taken the team up on their offer, and has rescheduled her performance for December 16. She will be wearing her "We Matter" jersey during her performance as she had originally planned. Streeter shared the news via Instagram, writing that she and the Sixers are launching a partnership to “use this an opportunity to create positive change and dialogue throughout the community.” 

Watch Streeter's explanation of the cancellation below.

Was suppose to sing the anthem at @sixers & @okcthunder game but mins b4 @sixers said I couldn't because I was wearing a "We Matter" jersey

— Sevyn (@sevyn) October 27, 2016