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R&B Singer Tank Backs Out Of National Anthem For Tuesday’s Clippers Game

R&B singer, songwriter, and producer Tank is standing for the people by refusing to perform the National Anthem at Tuesday night’s Los Angeles Clippers game following the dark cloud surrounding the team after owner Donald Sterling’s alleged racial remarks.

“As an African American man and artist, I must take a stand on a matter that is so deeply personal to me,” Tank says. “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.”

Headlines struck the world over the weekend after TMZ revealed audio clips, which is believed to be Sterling, making inflammatory racial slurs about African Americans.

Stars like Lil Wayne, Kevin Hart, Snoop Dogg, various NBA players, and even President Barack Obama commented on the racist scandal.

“Lets stand for something! Not just black people but EVERYBODY! God Bless,” Tank added on Twitter.

National Basketball Association officials are currently investigating the remarks.

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