Jully Black receives support after receiving disturbing hate mail following national anthem switch up

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Jully Black is getting floods of support after receiving nasty hate mail from those who don’t agree with her national anthem switch up during an NBA All-Star Game performance earlier this month.

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At the halftime performance on Feb. 19, the Toronto native sang “Our home on native land” and not “Our home and native land.”

Black said she consulted with Indigenous friends before changing the lyrics. 

“I didn’t change the anthem, I spoke the truth,” Black told The Brandon Gonez Show. “It wasn’t written correctly, how about that?’”

After her performance, Black received an abundance of support for altering the lyrics. But, she also received negative responses. 

On Monday, the singer got candid about the backlash and posted an example of one of the many racist emails she has received.

“This one stung a bit I won’t lie,” Black captioned an Instagram post with a screen grab of the email in question.

“Seeing my Jamaican heritage [be disrespected], being called a Monkey and N**, being referred to as “Blacks” and all the rest of the hate spewed at me including a threat of “You watch as what happens to you…” truly made my heart weep that there is this type of hate period,” she continued. 

Black, who was born and raised in Canada, shared that she was transparent about the hate to show others what happens when BIPOC become allies and stand up for what they believe in.

Many industry peers, as well as the general public, came out in drones to support the artist and condemned the hate.

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