The NFL has confirmed that Gladys Knight will sing the national anthem prior to the start of the upcoming Super Bowl LIII.
According to NFL.com, the 74-year-old legendary singer said she is proud to sing on that day, and this is because the NFL has announced their new social justice platform.
She said: “I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta. The NFL recently announced their new social justice platform Inspire Change, and I am honored to be a part of its inaugural year.”
And this comes during the debate in the black community which started after Travis Scott agreed to perform at the Super Bowl.
Now, Knight, a seven-time Grammy Award winner, who is also known as The Empress of Soul and also a member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has joined the lineup.
Super Bowl LIII will take place on Feb. 3 at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta.