Donald Sterling scandal: Singer Tank won't perform at Clippers game

R&B singer Tank isn't exactly a household name. But he's giving up a chance at some major exposure to make a statement against racism.

Tank says he won't be singing at the Clippers' playoff game as planned Tuesday night as his way of protesting the racist comments allegedly made by team owner Donald Sterling.

"As an African American man and artist, I must take a stand on a matter that is so deeply personal to me," Tank told 

"In light of the recent disturbing and offensive allegations, in good conscience, I cannot move forward with my scheduled appearance at Tuesday's Los Angeles Clippers game."

According to the report, Tank was scheduled to perform the national anthem prior to Game 5 of the Clippers' NBA playoff series against the Golden State Warriors at Staples Center.

Sterling is purported to be the man on a publicized recording telling a female friend, among other things, not to bring African American people to Clippers games.

Tank told TMZSports that he doesn't want his brand associated with someone who makes minorities unwelcome. The 38-year-old singer also said he is done working with the NBA until its investigation into the matter is complete.


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