Tank Refuses To Sing National Anthem At NBA Clippers Game

Source: Annie Martin / UPI

LOS ANGELES — Tank will no longer perform at the Los Angeles Clippers game Tuesday.

The 38-year-old R&B singer was scheduled to open the game with the national anthem, but announced Monday that he has chosen not to sing. His refusal is in protest of team owner Donald Sterling, who is accused of making racist comments in a conversation with mistress V. Stiviano.

“As an African American man, I must take a stand on a matter that is so deeply personal to me,” Tank tells TMZ. “In light of the recent disturbing and offensive allegations, in good conscience, I cannot move forward with my scheduled appearance at Tuesday’s Los Angeles Clippers game.”

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  • Greg Thrasher

    Right on Tank!!!! I hope Black renters who live in his apartments protest by not paying their rents!!!!!

    • kiesha

      Really Greg? Lmao then they’ll be homeless cus he will evict them.

      • Greg Thrasher

        Not after today will keep evict thousands of Black folks.. Plus no court in LA will support him!!!!

  • mike

    Pleaseeeee don’t go Lol had to do it

  • Michael Muhammad

    “I never turn on the TV to watch owner of a NBA Team”

    • James Washington

      But, he’s cashing in whether you’re intent is to watch him or his product, the Clippers. I’m not supporting him or his franchise.

  • Bill Griffin

    But his racism was okay two weeks ago, right? Hypocrites!

  • Carolyn Swann Swanson

    oh for crying out loud you would think this is the first boss that didn’t like his associates. if that is true. this was said in the privacy of his own home and i really didn’t think it was that racist more like belittleing his girl friend. quit being such cry babies and quit trying to hurt white people its not like black people are not racist they say a lot of things about whites we don’t go around wineing about it

    • ct

      U wouldn’t say this if – GAYS were offended…
      We all know how they come after everybody for even hinting a GAY /offensive stsement.
      BTW this is bigger than Sterling….if your boss said this about behind your back. U would file a law suit…
      Who is hurting WHITE people? If i look at history – whites have cause a lot of hurt down through the ages…
      It is – what it is…

    • hiztory

      This is just sad , can’t believe you wrote this and really believe it to. Black people can’t be racist …all we can do is say hurtful words , see being racist means a person who believes that a particular race is superior to another. The white race are the ones who came up with racist ways ,and blacks always been victim of it. We can not stop a white person from doing anything in America a white person can live in America and not see one Black person ever their entire life and blacks can not have that same option . The part that makes this sad is if he would have talked about a Holocaust victim you would have been the first person calling him a Monster. Just sad how people look at slavery as accident like its over so move on . Never would wish any person the pain u feel seeing your whole life being put in a box cause the color of your skin , see being black is not something that goes away so the problem people have with us being black never
      goes away either !!!