However, for Knight, her choice to perform the national anthem isn't a reflection of her opinion on the NFL's political stances but rather a tribute to what she feels the anthem itself stands for.
"This is my country. This is my state, my city and I love my country. It's really as simple as that," the "Midnight Train to Georgia" songstress told ET. "I choose all my songs by what they say, or what they would make me [feel]... I think about the people that fought, and marched, and died, and did all those things for our country. I'm proud to just honor them by singing that anthem."
"I understand that Mr. Kaepernick is protesting two things and they are police violence and injustice," Knight said at the time. "It is unfortunate that our national anthem has been dragged into this debate when the distinctive senses of the national anthem and fighting for justice should each stand alone."
"I am here today and on Sunday, Feb. 3 to give the anthem back its voice, to stand for that historic choice of words, the way it unites us when we hear it and to free it from the same prejudices and struggles I have fought long and hard for all my life," she continued. "From walking back hallways, from marching with our social leaders, from using my voice for good - I have been in the forefront of this battle longer than most of those voicing their opinions to win the right to sing our country’s anthem on a stage as large as the Super Bowl LIII."
"I pray that this national anthem will bring us all together in a way never before witnessed and we can move forward and untangle these truths which mean so much to all of us," she added in her statement.
"No one put more thought and love into this than I did. ... I spoke to many people, most importantly though, I silenced all the noise and listened to myself, and made my decision about how I felt," he explained. Check out the video below to hear more.