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Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Jill Scott took criticism last week for changing the lyrics to the National Anthem to attack the U.S.A. during a recent performance at Essence Fest.

“Oh, say can you see, by the blood in the streets, that this place doesn’t smile on you, colored child. who’s blood built this land, with sweat and their hands. But you’ll die in this place, and your memory erased,” the anti-American activist sang.

“Oh, say can you see, does this truth hold any weight? This is not the land of the free, but the home of the slaves,” the singer added

Of course, folks on social media was not very appreciative of this hate-filled rendition of the national anthem.

“A WOKE rendition of the National Anthem where she changed the lyrics to speak about how oppressed Black people are,” former Republican Congressional candidate Lavern Spicer wrote.

“She says ‘This is not the land of the free, but the home of the slave…’ For reference, Jill Scott’s net worth is estimated to be $12 MILLION and is likely much higher. In what way is she oppressed?” Spicer added.

“IRONY — A woman with a net worth of over $12 million dollars is singing to a packed Caesars Superdome about how bad you have it in America,” another tweeted. “Jill Scott performed this cringe at the Essence Festival in New Orleans, an exclusively black event that ‘celebrates Black artists and Black women.’”

“Home of the slave huh,” another quipped, adding a screenshot of an image showing Scott’s net worth to be $12 million.

“She should move to anywhere else and see how bad she has it here,” another said. “I hear Afghanistan is nice.”

“Telling young black people they are victims of oppression they never experienced, and doesn’t exist today, is providing them a crutch they can use to fail in life,” another tweeted.

Another wrote, “This is nauseating. No only is the singing awful; the hateful message is even more repulsive.”

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Warner Todd Huston

Warner Todd Huston has been writing editorials and news since 2001 but started his writing career penning articles about U.S. history back in the early 1990s. Huston has appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and several local Chicago News programs to discuss the issues of the day. Additionally, he is a regular guest on radio programs from coast to coast. Huston has also been a Breitbart News contributor since 2009. Warner works out of the Chicago area, a place he calls a "target rich environment" for political news.


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