Clippers Lose Sponsorship and Tank Performance


Tank Among various corporate sponsors terminating their relationship with the LA Clippers due to owner Donald Sterling’s racism scandal, singer Tank also took a stand. The TGT singer told TMZ that in light of recent events, he won’t be singing the National Anthem during game five of the LA Clippers vs San Fran Warriors playoff series.

“As an African-American man and artist, I must take a stand on a matter that is so deeply personal to me,” he told the gossip site. “In light of recent disturbing and offensive allegations, in good conscience, I cannot move forward with my scheduled appearance at Tuesday’s Los Angeles Clippers game.”

He continues, “Although I appreciate the opportunity to sing the national anthem at the game, I cannot associate my brand with an owner or event where African Americans and other minorities are not welcome.” He also vowed to discontinue his relationship with the NBA until the league takes action against Sterling. He’s not the only moneymaker enthralled with the rant the 80-year old owner went on with his bi-racial ex girlfriend, V Statiano. Flip the page to see the companies that cut their Clippers cord.