The legendary singer is criticized for receiving the recording in the light of some fans boycott the National Football League over his treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Kaepernick has not been employed by an NFL team since he was at the center of the debate to take a knee at stake during folk song in protest against racist injustice.
NFL announced Thursday that the knight would perform at the Super Bowl LIII held in her hometown.
She also tweeted the news.
"Atlanta, I'm coming home! #NFL #SBLIII," said the knight.
The background was quick.
"@Kaepernick7 lost its @NFL career struggling for black social justice, where is solidarity ?," a person tweeted. "So if this is true @MsGladysKnight has just been added to the long list of other #muted artists …"
But Knight received some support.
"How do people annoy Gladys Knight to perform the Super Bowl this year, but they still plan to see the Super Bowl this year?" A person tweeted. "How does it work."
" It is unfortunate that our folk song has been pulled in in this debate, when the people's peculiar senses and struggles for justice should stand separately, "said the statement.
" I am here today and Sunday 3 February to give Anthem back his vote to stand for the historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and release it from the same prejudices and struggles, I have fought long and hard for my whole life, from going back times, from marching with our social leaders, from use my voice for good ̵