Gladys Knight's national anthem costs betting company dearly

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The legendary soul singer delivered a flawless rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner ahead of the New England Patriots' triumphant game against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, despite earlier backlash about her support of the National Football League in the midst of the Black Lives Matter campaign.

The NFL covers "all costs", from travel and accommodations to production set-up, a NFL spokesperson tells MONEY.

Maroon 5, Travis Scott and Big Boi are set to be in this year's Super Bowl halftime show. A request for comment from her publicist was not returned.

The NFL views the Super Bowl as an opportunity for artists to perform on the biggest national stage by far.

Gladys Knight is a true music icon and she took the field tonight to deliver a performance of the National Anthem at the 2019 Super Bowl.

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Accompanied by a moving musical arrangement and a team of instrumentalists, her flawless performance hit all the top notes and impressed audiences around the globe.

Gladys Knight brought down the house ― well, stadium ― on Sunday night.

Knight wore a bedazzled white dress and sparkly boots as she sang an incredible rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner". His intention was to silently protest police brutality.

The sisters, who play twin track stars on "Grown-ish", previously sang the national anthem at the NFL draft.

A number of performers like Rihanna, Jay Z, and Cardi B reportedly declined to perform at Super Bowl 2019 as a result. She sang the final word, "brave", more than once, and because of a similar controversy with Christina Aguilera's version in 2011, most betting sites now have a rule that says the official time ends after the first "brave".

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