SAN ANTONIO (KSAT/CNN) - Ten-year-old Sebastien de la Cruz was a hit Tuesday night as he sang the National Anthem at the NBA Finals.
But he has since faced internet backlash, with people making comments about his race.
He believes it's because he wore a mariachi outfit.
The young man says he isn't letting the situation get him down.
"I think that the people who were talking bad was because of what I was wearing. And it's not my fault. It's what I love. And I'm just proud to be a mariachi singer," Sebastien said. "And it's their opinion actually. And if they don't like mariachi, that's their problem. But I love it."
Sebastien was born and raised in San Antonio.
Last year he appeared on the TV show "America's Got Talent" as a mariachi singer.