Sevyn Streeter Performs National Anthem in "We Matter" Shirt

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She originally was scheduled to sing at the 76ers' game in October, but was scratched by the team because of her "We Matter" shirt.

Sevyn Streeter performed the national anthem wearing a "We Matter" jersey before the Philadelphia 76ers' game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.

The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing before the 76ers' home opener in October, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a "We Matter" T-shirt.

The NBA, following backlash from players and other members of the organization, apologized to Streeter two days later and invited her to sing at a future game.

Streeter came to center court on Friday in a black jersey with the words "We Matter" above the No. 7. She received applause upon her introduction, followed by cheers when she completed the song.

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