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It's the freakin' weekend in America: Petition suggests new national anthem

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A new petition is asking the Obama administration to change the national anthem to R. Kelly's 2003 hit Ignition (Remix). (Source: Whitehouse.gov) A new petition is asking the Obama administration to change the national anthem to R. Kelly's 2003 hit Ignition (Remix). (Source: Whitehouse.gov)

(RNN) – On Sunday, someone posted a petition asking the White House to recognize the need for a new national anthem so the U.S. can be the land of the toot-toot and the home of the beep-beep.

In the new "We the People" petition, S.R. asks that the national anthem be changed to the timeless 2003 R. Kelly classic Remix to Ignition.

More than 5,000 people have signed the petition for the White House to have the R&B track replace The Star-Spangled Banner.

The wording of the actual White House petition composed on March 3, 2013 reads:

"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 of 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."

The petition needs 100,000 signatures by April 2 for the administration to respond to the request.

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