Posted February 6, 2013 by Marie-D in Media

Alicia Keys Called ‘Disrespectful’ For Sitting While Singing the National Anthem

Alicia Keys is now the second person in just a few weeks to go through some scandal over the Star-Spangled Banner. While singing the National Anthem we must all stand right?? Well Alicia Keys sat down the entire time; however she was playing the piano. Some people are saying that this was a sign of disrespect. Now the video of her singing has been blocked by the NFL because they don’t want to hear any negativity.

An unnamed morning show producer told the Huffington Post:

“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.”

 Meanwhile, a publicist who has worked closely with the singer stated:

“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.”


The video of the performance has been blocked due to copyright issues. NFL says they plan on uploading the video soon.


What do you guys think?



Via Huffington Post, NecoleBitchie.com, Photos: Idolator.com