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This photo provided by Atlantic Records shows Sevyn Streeter at an arena for an NBA basketball game between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder in Philadelphia on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016. Philadelphia 76ers national anthem singer Streeter said she was told by the team she could not perform because of her "We Matter" jersey. (Sevyn Streeter/Atlantic Records via AP)

This 76ers National Anthem singer was ditched for wearing a 'We Matter' shirt



Philadelphia 76ers National Anthem singer Sevyn Streeter was told she wouldn't be performing before the Sixers' season opener against the Oklahoma City Thunder because she was wearing a jersey that said "We Matter," reports CBS News.  

Streeter posted this video to social media. 

She was told just minutes before she was scheduled to go onstage. 

"I'd say two minutes before we were about to walk out ... the organization told me that I could not wear my shirt while singing the national anthem at their game," the R&B singer told CBS.

"I was never given any kind of dress code. I was never asked beforehand to show my wardrobe."

The Sixers declined to say why Streeter's performance had been canceled. 

Many on social media have sharply criticized the Sixers' decision. 


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