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It was a valiant effort, but do you think Ciara nailed the National Anthem?

Ci Ci stopped by Cincinnati to sing the Star Spangled Banner moments before the MLB All-Star game. With her hair laid, face slayed and three background singers ready to serve, Ciara had all she needed to perform the difficult tune. Take a listen to the “Body Party” singer belt out the National Anthem below to see how she did.

While Ciara’s boo, Russell Wilson was excited to see her hit those high notes…

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Other folks on Twitter were a bit more underwhelmed with Ci Ci’s actual delivery.

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How do you think Ciara did?

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  1. KnutesNiche

    July 15, 2015 at 10:46 PM

    When & Why Did Our Moms Become Less Than Human

    Reading the lyrics to CIARA’S “I’m Out” (feat. Nicki Minaj)
    I am puzzled by something, perhaps someone can help?

    Who is responsible for influencing or conditioning many young Americans of African descent to characterize our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts as less than human creatures?

    Growing up in the 60s, year after year I’d roll out of bed in the morning, crank up my 9v transistor radio listening to contemporary sounds, including a new genre of American music its artists, composers, lyricists and producers called Motown.

    My Motown musician friends wrote and performed music that made me smile, wanting to dance, celebrate life and wanting to experience the love between a man and a woman they were constantly telling me about. Every hour of every day I could tune in my radio and listen to my talented Motown musician friends singing songs praising and loving women

    Listening to these musicians celebrating life and loving women conditioned me to believe they are good, peaceful people deserving of respect, admiration and a large “Thank you” for sharing their musical talent with me, my friends and neighbors.

    What I am trying to figure out is why today, many of my Motown friend’s children and grandchildren are writing contemporary music performance lyrics that clearly are demeaning and HATING on each other, as well as writing lyrics demeaning women, our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts, characterizing women as witches and bhores, essentially less than human not deserving of respect? Which is pretty much how greedy or genuinely ignorant early Euros characterized the African people they abducted and enslaved.

    What happened? Why have females fallen out of favor with many young people who write rap hip hop performances?

    Another question. Today when ten-year-old American kids wake up, tune into their fav contemporary radio station, listening to lyrics describing anti-social activities and behaviors their parents, community and educators are telling them are harmful to them, their neighbors and community, what opinions, if any, will these 5th grade children form about the music performers writing music lyrics describing anti-social behaviors and activities that often emotionally traumatize and physically harm individual peaceful people and the neighborhoods they live or work in?

    Who is responsible for influencing some or many Americans of African descent to view females as less than human *itches?

    What subliminal messages are today’s youngsters learning when they hear Americans of African descent characterizing women, aka our moms, sisters, grandmas, daughters and aunts, as inhuman bvtches, not worthy of respect?





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