Musician and avid tweeter John Legend inserted himself into the Colin Kaepernick controversy, admitting he doesn't even really like the national anthem.
"For those defending the current anthem, do you really truly love that song? I don't and I'm very good at singing it. Like, one of the best," the 10-time Grammy-winning singer tweeted early Tuesday morning.
The tweet in defense of the San Francisco 49ers quarterback comes after Kaepernick refused to stand for the national anthem during a preseason game last Friday. According to Kaepernick, he did so to protest the mistreatment of black people by police officers in the United States.
For those defending the current anthem, do you really truly love that song? I don't and I'm very good at singing it. Like, one of the best— John Legend (@johnlegend) August 30, 2016
Legend responded to some users who had questions about his original tweet.
"I agree that his protest wasn't about the lyrics. It's about the value of the lives of people of color in America," Legend wrote.
In another tweet he said, "You can love the country and what it stands for without loving a particular song."
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick said after the game in which he sat. "To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder."