White House Petitioned to Change National Anthem to R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix)’

by | March 7, 2013 at 10:57 AM | Black Entertainment

R. Kelly (Photo: theGrio.com)

By Carrie Healey, theGrio.com (Article originally published on theGrio.com.) 

A recent White House petition has asked President Obama to change the National Anthem to R.Kelly’s classic song “Ignition (Remix).”

The 10-year-old hit single was released in January of 2003, and  petitioners are asking the administration to “recognize the need for a new national anthem, one that even a decade after its creation, is still hot and fresh out the kitchen.”

As of this morning, the petition has just over 7,000 of the 100,000 signatures it needs by the April 2 deadline.

Petitioners are calling for “an anthem that better suits the glorious nation we have become.”

The full petition reads:

“WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

change the national anthem to R. Kelly’s 2003 hit ‘Ignition (Remix).’

We, the undersigned, would like the Obama administration to recognize the need for a new national anthem, one that even a decade after its creation, is still hot and fresh out the kitchen. America has changed since Francis Scott Key penned our current anthem in 1814. Since then, we have realized 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 recognize the evolution of this beautiful country and give us an anthem that better suits the glorious nation we have become.”