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Alicia Keys Called 'Disrespectful' For SITTING During SUPER Star-Spangled Banner Rendition!

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Ugh! This really chafes our chode!

At least one TV producer wasn't happy with Alicia Keys' absolutely amazeballz rendition of our national anthem before last night's big game!

In fact, her or she went so far as to call Alicia's performance "disrespectful"!

What?! Seriously?!

Was the talented songstress off key? Or out of tune? Did she mangle the lyrics? Did she drape herself in the flag of Soviet Russia?!

No! She was a Girl on Fire — her classic kick-off to Super Bowl XLVII was FLAWLESS!

So what was the problem!?

Well, one TV producer said:

"It was disrespectful. They had enough time and manpower to think of this before the performance. They could have had her stand at her piano keyboard and sing. To me and a lot of my friends, she sounded great but the visual was wrong."

As much as we hate to disagree with an unnamed industry source and his or her friends, THAT'S JUST CRAY!

Alicia was brilliant!

One of her publicists put it best. They said:

"Alicia is a proud American and was honored to perform at the event. Her slow version of The Star-Spangled Banner was her own arrangement, accompanying herself on the piano, adding 'living in the home of the brave' at the end of the song. It's silly to see how that was being disrespectful."

We agree one billion percent!

Keep on doing what you do, gurl!

Seated or standing, America loves you!!

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125 comments to “Alicia Keys Called 'Disrespectful' For SITTING During SUPER Star-Spangled Banner Rendition!”

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  1. 101

    Personally I thought she did a good job

  2. Anita says – reply to this


    Re: fabulousdivabuns – People would still complain. I mean she didn't have her hand on her heart and she wasn't looking at the flag. She was playing the piano for goodness sakes. I don't believe that is a sin or disrespectful. Like I said, she may have felt more comfortable at the piano and I see nothing wrong with that. She did it her way and of course there was going to be criticism.

  3. fuckuuuu says – reply to this


    Re: LA GIRL – Fuck you bitch Whitney is greatess of all time beyonce weak hitch all she did shake her red ass Whitney houston was the real thing she did 2 fucking ssb in 91 for soldier troop but the medium talk about that

  4. 104

    For fucks sakes she was playing the PIANO. She has to sit to play. "KEYS" is in her name because that what she does. Shes sings while playing the piano. Its not a big deal if she sat during her rendition. Im sure the sam people claiming it was "disrespectful" were the same ones sitting on the couch eating nachos while she sang. lets all stop being hypocrites here.

  5. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: BubblezYo – Lol.

  6. nusuchthing says – reply to this


    Re: kirai1 – there is no such thing as a race card but its understandable why people who benefit from racism dont want to talk about it.

  7. Zzz says – reply to this


    Is she done singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl yet? :D

  8. Gina Kuntoria says – reply to this


    The modern day "butcher"

  9. Bebey The Skank says – reply to this


    Re: Zzz

    Oh yeah, now she is having a throat surgery..

  10. GaGa says – reply to this


    Re: Zzz

    Is she done ruining the National Anthem yet?????

  11. GetaLife says – reply to this


    Re: kirai1 – This is ridiculous. In school, if someone were playing an instrument that sat down during the National Anthem. That Marine band sat on their butts during the innauguration — should they have all stood up? People stop being such stupid sheep and stop complaining just because it's the only thing you think you can do…

  12. Jeniah90 says – reply to this



  13. Oops says – reply to this


    Re: hmmmmmmm – First off - being ghetto is not about an accent or diction its about choices. Beyonce is not ghetto. See Rhianna, Courtney Love, KimK or Nicki M for examples of "ghetto". Please also reference any Real Housewife of any City! That said, lip syncing, singing along, etc were all sanctioned by the White House. If not there would have been no track made with the military standing by and smiling broadly in the background. Both criticisms are STUPID and so was your comment.

  14. Oops says – reply to this


    Re: Hannah – This is America. The US does not even have an official language because we accept everyone's differences. In terms of the National Anthem - there is no "official" way to sing it just as there is no official language of the US.

  15. Yolie says – reply to this


    You do realize the national anthem was a poem right? So everyone who sings it is not performing it the way it was written. Oh by the way, the music they added to it came from an old British drinking song, so relax.

  16. 116

    Um… you don't change the lyrics to the SSB. Sorry. Plus, a change as pointless as the one she made. I think many people on this site are too young to understand the importance and meaning behind the respect of standing for the song. I know it can seem petty and while I didn't think of it while watching her performance, in retrospect, I agree with the producer. At any rate, didn't think Alicia sounded anywhere near as good as I expected her to… And I agree with others' comments. Her arrangement of the song didn't really work.

  17. Pookie says – reply to this


    Beyonce is just a high priced stripper, trying to sing! Alicia Keys a night club singer who is losing her voice. Tragic 2013 :(

  18. Uncle Sam says – reply to this


    Re: Oops

    United States of America..not United Ghetto of America. Huge difference morons ! :(

  19. Fixed says – reply to this


    Alicia Keys- big butt, small brain. Time to retire her in the same ghetto slump as Beyonce!

  20. Monster says – reply to this


    Why black people in the US always trying hard …and end up looking stupid ? :D

  21. Sit Down Your Ass says – reply to this



  22. Monster says – reply to this


    Dear Britney,

    Please take along Beyonce and Alicia…they also need to retire. XD :D

  23. Anita says – reply to this


    People talking about Alicia being disrespectful? Some of the comments I've read on this site ore more than disrespectful towards her. Guess that's alright though. NOT

  24. jackie says – reply to this


    Re: kirai1 – you are stupid. Alicia did the dam thing. If you want to stand you can we don't

  25. John Carter says – reply to this


    Re: cam – PLEASE

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