Stevie Wonder Takes a Knee at Global Citizen Festival
Stevie Wonder is the latest celebrity to ‘take a knee.’
The legendary singer got down on bended knees before performing a medley of songs at the Global Citizen Festival.
Right before taking a knee, Wonder said, “It is only through life we can make life happen through ourselves and each other.” He added, “Our global brothers and sisters, I didn’t come here to preach, but I’m telling you, our spirits must be in the right place all the time.”
Wonder got on his knees, with the help of his son Kwame, and said, “I’m taking a knee for America — not just one knee, but both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, and leaders of our world” before serving up a musical meal of his hits.
The “taking a knee” action was started by Colin Kaepernick, who performed the act as a silent protest of the National Anthem during NFL games.