Contact Us

Will R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix)’ Become Our Next National Anthem?

R. Kelly
Jason Kempin, Getty Images

Someone had the absurd idea to file a petition to have R. Kelly‘s 2003 hit song ‘Ignition (Remix)’ become our new national anthem. Yep, you read that correctly.

The petition, which appears on the White House website, proclaims that the R&B crooner’s tune is still “hot and fresh out the kitchen.” The author feels that America has outgrown the Francis Scott Key-penned 1814 song and “since then, we have realized that after the show, it’s the afterparty, and that after the party, it’s the hotel lobby, and…” Well, you get the gist.

It’s safe to say that this petition was done in jest and, honestly, it’s a little humorous. So far, it’s only garnered 5,000 digital signatures. More than 95,000 signatures are needed by April for Congress to even consider addressing this insane request.

Even it did reach its goal, we think Pres. Obama will mostly likely toss this petition in the trash can. Ain’t nobody got time for that!

But seriously, can you imagine ‘Ignition’ being our national anthem? We can hear it now, “Oh say can you see / The remix to ignition / Hot and fresh out the kitchen / For the land of the free and the home of the brave.”

Ugh! Please perish the thought.

Next: Best R&B Albums of 2012

Watch R. Kelly’s ‘Ignition (Remix)’ Video

Recommended For You

Around the Web

Best of TheDrop

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!