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Black National Anthem Sends MAGA Into Meltdown

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Prominent supporters of Donald Trump were furious with the inclusion of the Black National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

The pre-game performances at Super Bowl LVIII included a rendition of “Lift Every Voice and Sing” performed by recording artist Andra Day. The hymn, adopted by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is often referred to as the Black National Anthem.

Former Arizona Senate candidate Kari Lake responded to a picture showing her sitting down during a performance of the hymn at last year’s Super Bowl. Lake said on X, formerly Twitter, on Sunday: “I’m STILL not standing for this divisive garbage. One nation. One anthem.”

The account End Wokeness added: “There is no such thing as a “Black National Anthem.” If you have a problem with the AMERICAN National Anthem, feel free to leave.”

Singer Andra Day performs prior to Super Bowl LVIII between the San Francisco 49ers and Kansas City Chiefs at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas on February 11, 2024. Prominent political figures such as Kari Lake…


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Before the game, Representative Matt Gaetz said on X that he would not watch the Super Bowl because “They’re desecrating America’s National Anthem by playing something called the “Black National Anthem.””

Newsweek has approached the Las Vegas Super Bowl Host Committee via email out of hours for comment.

Others on X enjoyed the inclusion of the song, with one user commenting: “I’m happy to see the Black National Anthem being sang at events like the Superbowl. Andra Day was excellent! Representation matters.”

Another added: “ANDRA DAY YOU BETTER SING!!! Such Beauty!!!!! Such Power!!!!”

This is a breaking story and will be updated.