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Gladys Maria Knight (born May 28, 1944), known as the "Empress of Soul", is an American singer, songwriter, actress, businesswoman, and author. A seven-time Grammy Award-winner, Knight is best known for the hits she recorded during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s with her group Gladys Knight & the Pips, which included her brother Merald "Bubba" Knight and cousins Edward Patten and William Guest.

MAGA Daily Report

Published  1 week ago

Newt Gingrich called out Don Lemon the other day and accused him of being hostile to America.

Don Lemon, never known for shying away from controversy, is firing back today at the former Speaker. From The Hill:

CNN anchor Don Lemon fired back at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) after Gingrich said Lemon was “hostile to America.”

Gingrich on Tuesday tweeted that Lemon was “hostile to America” after he pressed singer Gladys Knight on her decision to sing the national anthem at Sunday’s Super Bowl.

Lemon responded to Gingrich on Friday, writing that he was breaking his “rule of not responding to Twitter trolls” in doing so.

“Ms. Knight, who I greatly admire & have interviewed before, was well aware of the anthem controversy & chose to speak with me about it,” Lemon wrote.

“Not asking her about it would have been a dereliction of journalistic integrity,” he continued. “We can respect someone, ask tough questions & hold them to account. It’s the American way. Republicans, lately, should try it.”

Knight sparked criticism with her decision to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl amid controversy surrounding the event.

Many artists chose to boycott the Super Bowl in response to the NFL’s treatment of former player Colin Kaepernick, who sparked the movement of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem to protest police brutality.

1- Newt, I’m breaking my rule of not responding to Twitter trolls just for you. You’re welcome. Just so you know Ms. Knight, who I greatly admire & have interviewed before, was well aware of the anthem controversy & chose to speak with me about it. https://t.co/xWE9Vnqts7

— Don Lemon (@donlemon) February 8, 2019

Lemon even asked the famous singer if singing the anthem in such a politically charged environment would ruin her career. What a question, huh?

2 Not asking her about it would have been a dereliction of journalistic integrity. We can respect someone, ask tough questions & hold them to account. It’s the American way. Republicans, lately, should try it. By the way, don’t play me, play lotto. Your odds are better. https://t.co/beU3kj6yMY

— Don Lemon (@donlemon) February 8, 2019

She replied:

“People are going to have their opinions about whatever, and all I can deal with right now is what my heart says.”

“I just want them to know that we have a country that’s worth standing up for.”

I Love My Freedom

Published  2 weeks ago

CNN’s Don Lemon was left sour-faced after his chat with singer Gladys Knight, who absolutely destroyed him when they discussed performing the National Anthem at Super Bowl LIII.

Knight was tapped to be the performer of America’s great song, on the biggest stage of the planet, at the Super Bow on Sunday night.

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Lemon appears to be set on convincing her not to do it, citing a previous performer whose career possibly wasn’t as strong after their performance.

But this is the legendary Gladys Knight, and if there’s one thing Lemon isn’t doing, it’s pushing her around.

After the interview went south for Lemon, Knight went on to perform one of the most powerful renditions of the national anthem.

She was asked to perform a great song on a massive stage and Lemon makes it seem like that’s the most horrible thing she could do for her career.

No matter what’s going on with politics or the NFL, anyone who is ever asked to perform during a Super Bowl should always say ‘yes’ because it’s the most prolific stage on the planet.

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Here’s Lemon’s interview, followed by her performance at Super Bowl LIII.

Knight singing the national anthem in one of the most powerful and breathtaking renditions we have seen in years.

Watch her Super Bowl performance below:

Why does Lemon seem to hate America so much?

Does he ever smile?

Does Lemon enjoy living here in this country filled with opportunity, one that allows him to voice his opinions and vile content for the world to see on a huge network platform?

Knight’s performance was beautiful and there’s a good chance it left Lemon very sour.

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Daily Wire

Published  2 weeks ago

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This year's Super Bowl opener and halftime show have been plagued with controversy. Entertainers who agree to perform are catching heat from leftists who claim their attendance is a slight to former NFL quarterback and national anthem-kneeler Colin Kaepernick.

But at least one star, Gladys Knight, is not backing down. The legendary singer has confirmed that she will sing the national anthem before Sunday's game and has outright rejected the idea that the anthem has any connection to Kaepernick's activist causes. To Knight, the song should be a unifying force for all Americans.

"I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things and they are police violence and injustice," said the 74-year-old in a statement, according to TMZ. "It is unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone."

"I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the Anthem back its voice," declared Knight, "to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life, from walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good."

"I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country's Anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII," she added. "No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it."

"I pray that this National Anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us," said Knight.

The singer reiterated her pro-anthem stance on The Today Show on Friday, again noting that her performance would be an opportunity to bring unity in the country.

As reported by The Daily Wire’s Hank Berrien on Thursday, Pink Floyd's co-lead vocalist Roger Waters implored halftime performers to take a knee during their shows as a nod to Kaepernick.

"There is a petition on Change.org aimed at persuading Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi to take a knee at halftime on Sunday," wrote Waters. "This is my band taking a knee at the end of a gig in Hartford, Connecticut on Sunday 24th of September 2017. We did it in solidarity with San Francisco Quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s gesture of protest against the endemic racism and often deadly force meted out by police departments across this land. It was the third Sunday of Colin Kaepernick’s lock out by the NFL. The message was clear, 'Shut your mouth, boy!'"

"Colin Kaepernick is an American hero," he added. "If the USA is to have a future, it is the Colin Kaepernicks of this world who will lead you there, in fact, it is Colin Kaepernick who is leading you now."

Kaepernick took a knee during the 2016 season soon after his career in the league began to tank. The former 49er said of his national anthem-kneeling: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color." The athlete also wore socks to practice which depicted police officers as pigs.

H/t The Blaze

NewsBusters

Published  2 weeks ago

Before music legend Gladys Knight sang the national anthem at Super Bowl LIII on Sunday evening, Don Lemon -- host of the weeknight CNN Tonight program -- told her that another performer “basically

The Gateway Pundit

Published  2 weeks ago

Guest post by Mike LaChance at American Lookout Nine Line Apparel is a company which was started by a survivor of Benghazi. He created an ad for his company which asks people to “just stand.” It is obviously a reaction to the Kaepernick kneeling controversy. The ad stars Benghazi hero Mark Geist. And CBS won’t […]

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  3 weeks ago

Hannah Bleau

If you’re not watching the Super Bowl, then you just missed out on Gladys Knight’s rendition of the national anthem. It was straight up angelic. She’s still got pipes!

Empress of soul @MsGladysKnight opens the #SuperBowl with the National Anthem https://t.co/PD2CX6QnWV pic.twitter.com/ViKrZ7YK3V

— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) February 3, 2019

— Ms Alisha Francis (@alishamarie28) February 3, 2019

AMAZING job by Gladys Knight singing the Star Spangled Banner! Pure class and an unbelievable voice.

— Sean Larkin (@Sean_C_Larkin) February 3, 2019

How about Gladys Knight crushing the national anthem? That was awesome.

— Daniel Darling (@dandarling) February 3, 2019

— Roberta Harris (@Bertaharris71) February 3, 2019

Good luck to Pats/Rams topping Gladys Knight. pic.twitter.com/n44EpGFU6P

— Mike Chappell (@mchappell51) February 3, 2019

F’real though. (Go Pats.)

WayneDupree.com

Published  1 month ago

Legendary Icon Gladys Knight will perform the National Anthem at this year’s Superbowl, and ignorant millennials and Colin Kaepernick fans are angry.

It’s always interesting to see all the complainers when someone decides to make their own decisions. Just because someone doesn’t do what you think they should, they are wrong? If Gladys Knight wants to sing, let her sing. If you don’t want to watch, don’t watch it.

Make your own decisions and let others make theirs. It’s not always about your cause or about what you think.

Trouncing this star that has paved the way for many of today’s artist is just ridiculous. I can’t stand the sight of the responses. As a matter of fact, I won’t even post them in respect to Ms. Knight.

Gladys Knight will sing “The Star-Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl.

The seven-time Grammy Award-winner says she’s proud to use her voice to “unite and represent our country” in her hometown of Atlanta.

The 74-year-old and the Pips were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996. Her hits include “Midnight Train to Georgia” and “That’s What Friends Are For.”

Maroon 5 will be joined by Big Boi, Atlanta-based rapper from Outkast, and Travis Scott during the halftime performance.

CBS broadcasts this year’s Super Bowl from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on Feb. 3.

It’s truly amazing that artists like Jay-Z have the nerve to condemn Travis Scott for performing at the Super Bowl this year but won’t condemn R. Kelly [allegedly using young girls as sex slaves] or remove their collaborations like other artists. What type of message is that sending?

She said; “I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” so regardless of what anyone thinks or says, she wants to do it. The end. Either watch it or don’t.

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UPROXX

Published  1 month ago

Gladys Knight is a Motown legend. Her music was the soundtrack to some of the Civil Rights movements greatest moments, so it makes sense that she would consider herself somewhat of an authority on the social justice concerns of Black people in this country. This is exactly why her recent comments about former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick came as a bit of surprise. On Friday, the 74-year-old singer — who was recently tapped to sing the National Anthem next month at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta — told TMZ she thought it was “unfortunate that our National Anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the National Anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.”

Knight’s comments were in direct response to the Kaepernick’s ongoing dispute with the NFL. In the fall of 2016, Kaepernick — then a member of San Francisco 49ers — decided to kneel during the singing of the national as a sign of protest against police brutality and socioeconomic inequality faced by Black people in America. Many feel Kaepernick’s protest resulted in him getting blackballed from the league.

Knight told TMZ that she understood and agreed with the intention of the 31-year-old athlete’s protest, but that she found Kaepernick’s use of the singing of the National Anthem to stage this protest to be inappropriate. “No matter who chooses to deflect with this narrative and continue to mix these two in the same message, it is not so and cannot be made so by anyone speaking it.”

All eyes will be on another musical event happening at the Super Bowl on February 3. After much controversy, that was also rumored to involve Kaepernick, Travis Scott will be performing at the game’s halftime show.

I Love My Freedom

Published  1 month ago

Soul singer Gladys Knight has agreed to sing the national anthem at this year’s Super Bowl in Atlanta, and she just blasted Colin Kaepernick.

In a statement to Variety, Knight said she is aware of why Kaepernick claims he is protesting the national anthem, but made it clear she wants the song to have its “purpose” again.

“I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things, and they are police violence and injustice,” Knight wrote to Variety. “It is unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the national anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone.”

The statement continued: “I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3, to give the anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life.”

Kaepernick has a long history of making disgusting anti-American and anti-police comments that have not sat well with many people.

Over Labor Day weekend, Nike revealed that Kaepernick would be the new face of the campaign, which previously to embody athletes that display courage, sacrifice, and heroism — something Kaepernick does not even come close to representing.

In April, Kaepernick was given the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award, and he used his acceptance speech to describe police officers using deadly force against minorities as “lawful lynchings.”

In April 2017, the Colin Kaepernick Foundation donated $25,000 to Assata’s Daughters, a group named in honor of Assata Shakur, a woman who was found guilty and convicted of murdering New Jersey State Trooper Werner Foerster and sent to prison.

In Aug. 2016, Kaepernick slandered America’s flag while defending his decision to kneel during the national anthem.

“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

The cop-supporting activist often boasts about promoting one race over another, supports cop-killers, took a knee to disrespect the national anthem, and raised $25,000 for a group honoring a cop killer.

Polling also shows that an overwhelming majority of Americans disagree with players disrespecting the national anthem and the American flag.

With everything considered, many are applauding Knight for her bold statement and comments about wanting the national anthem to have its “purpose” again.

The anthem should be associated with the brave men and women who sacrificed everything to protect the nation, not a millionaire athlete using his platform to smear police for attention.

Chicks On The Right — Young Conservatives

Published  2 months ago

One of the best things about Super Bowl LIII was, without question, the national anthem sung by the iconic Gladys Knight.

Here’s the wonderful rendition from the Empress of Soul:

But after she sang, CNN’s Don Lemon interviewed her last night and seemed to try to put her on the spot for doing so.

He played the words of Mark Geragos at her. Geragos, Colin Kaepernick’s lawyer, said that people who performed during the Super Bowl were crossing an “intellectual picket line.”

Lemon asked the singer what she thought of that comment. Lemon even asked her if she feared for her career after having performed.

And she wasn’t having ANY of that. Watch her legendary exchange:

She spoke about how she grew up singing it in school (and also mentioned how there used to be prayer in schools). She spoke about what it meant to her and how people really needed to listen to it to understand it and what it’s about.

She noted that she still has family in the military and that the anthem also has special meaning to them.

People called Lemon out for his questioning of the singer.

The Gateway Pundit

Published  4 years ago

DISGUSTING– CNN anchor Don Lemon shamed Grammy Award winning soul singer Gladys Knight last night for singing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. This is what the liberal media thinks of America. They now believe it is shameful and immoral to sing the National Anthem. How awful. Gladys Knight responded to his grilling with […]

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