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Mar 7 2013 1:23PM
 
Petition wants R Kelly's 'Ignition' as new US national anthem
Americans wants R Kelly's 2003 hit 'Ignition (Remix)' as the new US national anthem. Picture:Getty Images
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TNA Reporter

Americans have launched a petition asking the White House administration to consider R Kelly's 2003 hit 'Ignition (Remix)' as the new US national anthem.

According to reports, 100 000 signatures are needed by April 2 for the administration to respond to the request.

Meanwhile over 2 000 people have signed a petition for the White House to have the R&B track replace 'The Star-Spangled
Banner', Digital spy reported.

On the other hand, Huffington Post reported that fans who are eager to see R Kelly's party anthem taking over, filed the
petition on the administration's website.

"We, the undersigned, would like the Obama administration to recognise the need for a new national anthem," says the
petition. "One that even a decade after its creation, is still hot and fresh out of the kitchen.

"America has changed since Francis Scott Key penned our current anthem in 1814. Since then, we have realised that after the show, it's the afterparty, and that after the party, it's the hotel lobby, and - perhaps most importantly - that 'round about

four, you've got to clear the lobby, at which point it's strongly recommended that you take it to the room and freak
somebody.

"President Obama: we ask you to recognise the evolution of this beautiful country and give us an anthem that better suits the glorious nation we have become.

According to Digital spy, R Kelly has recently revealed plans to adapt his hip-hopera series “Trapped In The Closet” for a
Broadway musical.

This Grammy-winning singer is set to perform in Johannesburg on Thursday, March 21 and Durban on Saturday, March 23 for the tour dubbed “R Kelly Single Ladies Tour 2013″, according to yomzansi.com.

Although the First Amendment of the United States Constitution promote the right to petition, prospects of this petition's
success remain unclear. Perhaps time will tell- send us what you think at online@thenewage.co.za

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