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Oh Say Can You Sing! Top 8 National Anthem Performances At The Super Bowl

Whitney Houston Sings National Anthem At Super Bowl XXV

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In recent years, the U.S. national anthem has been up for debate due to protests from athletes on social issues.

But no matter what you think of the demonstrations, a great singer could have you standing, jumping for joy or just plain catching the spirit.

With the Super Bowl coming up on Sunday, many folks are anticipating Pink‘s take on “The Star-Spangled Banner.” She has a lot to live up to.

Some of the greatest singers of our generation have brought new life to the song and a creative approach could cement your name in history.

Swipe through to watch our top picks for the well known song and let us know if you agree on Twitter and Facebook!

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Priceless! See What Happens When These Kids Find Out They’re Going To See ‘Black Panther’

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The Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta just made a bunch of kids’ feel like real life superheroes.

The non-profit middle school surprised the entire student body with a trip to see Black Panther, along with a day of cultural classes, African dancers and historical lessons. The kids’ reactions were priceless.

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This is a perfect depiction of how most of us will be pulling up to the movie theaters on February 16th.

 

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Fast Forward: This Is What The Spice Girls Look Like Two Decades Later

Scary, Ginger, Sporty, Baby, and Posh Spice got together for a group photo on Friday, February 2. In one shot, the Spice Girls prove they’ve still got the stuff. #FriendshipNeverEnds.

 

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Twitter Roasts Grumpy Geezer For Rap-Hating Thinkpiece

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After calling rap “anti-music, devoid of beauty and harmony,” Myron Magnet attracted a social lashing.

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‘Human Uber’ Could Take Virtual Reality To Next Level

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NYmag reports:

The tech, known as ChameleonMask, “uses a real human as a surrogate for another remote user. To do this, a surrogate user wears a mask-shaped display that shows a remote user’s live face, and a voice channel transmits a remote user’s voice.” It looks, to be sure, extremely natural and not unsettling.

According to Rekimoto, “Our pilot study confirmed that people could regard the masked person as a right person.” The developers also tested cosplaying as an anime character in real life.

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Too Soon? Supreme And Nike Team Up For NBA Patch Release

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NBA players love SUPREME — but the brand’s latest collaboration with Nike resurrects a concept we probably didn’t need for another decade.

The Dipset-certified all-over-logo print logo that we all had on at least one jacket, shirt or pair of jeans will be available in sneaker form soon.

Is it too soon for a retro?

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Now That We Know What We Know About R. Kelly, Don’t His Song Lyrics Sound Super Sketchy?

R. Kelly In Concert - Atlanta, Georgia

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It’s been twenty-four years since R. Kelly, who was 27 at the time, married a then 15-year-old Aaliyah.

Their illegal six-month marriage was annulled in 1995, but a troubled R. Kelly didn’t stop there, as he’s been sued by countless women in the last two decades. The charges? Emotional distress, impregnating an underage girl then forcing her to have an abortion, and more. Kelly was charged with 21 counts of child pornography in 2002 when Chicago police accused him of videotaping minors after enticing them to engage in sexual acts. After that, he was charged with 12 more counts of child pornography in Florida and just last year, Buzzfeed broke a story about Kelly luring very young women into a sex cult and allegedly holding them against their will.

And now, after ignoring all these signs for so long, it seems the world is finally starting to open its eyes. Sort of. But what if Kelly was giving people clues in his music all along? The most obvious example is “Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number,” which he wrote and produced for his 15-year-old bride Aaliyah back in 1994.

Kelly penned the famous lyrics, sung by teenage Aaliyah “Age ain’t nothing but a number, throwing down ain’t nothing but a thang,” later adding, “Take my hand and come with me, let me show you to ecstasy.”

Hit the flip for more lyrics that make us go “Hm, who is Kelly talking to and what exactly was he talking about?” And let us know if we missed any.

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