The 42-year-old singer was slammed by the viewers for her rendition of the US National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday night.
Fergie performed on the “Star-Spangled Banner” at Los Angeles’ Staple Center ahead of the annual exhibition basketball match but an unusual rendition of the national anthem didn’t seem to go well with the A-list crowd with some of the stars entitled it as “worst ever.” One of the viewers Isaac Harris has tweeted, “Literally dying at these reactions. Fergie with the worst rendition ever,” John Middlekauff wrote: “Worst rendition ever?” whereas Cory Towns has said, “LMAOOOOOOOOO FERGIE SOUND LIKE A BODEGA CAT.”
Singer K.D. Lang has said that it would be so bad if they just dropped the national anthem altogether from sports events. The All-Star game featured a 15-minute opener from Kevin Hart and Khloe Kardashian got “confused” with the pre-match entertainment as well as the national anthem. She has said, “This All-Star opening is confusing me. WTF is going on? Anyone? (sic)” Legendary basketball player Shaquille O’Neal has praised Fergie’s national anthem calling it a “different” as well as “sexy” version of the song.
Shaquille has tweeted, “Fergie, I love you. It was different, it was sexy (sic).” Some of the viewers at the All-star game were saying that the only performance worse than that night’s Fergalicious national anthem may be headline-making of Roseanne Barr, crotch-grabbing rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” in 1990. Charles Barkley has said, “Damn right it was different. I needed a cigarette after that.” Mashable’s diplomatic verdict on the performance as: “It was an interesting rendition to say the least,” which has included sultry-purring, not quite their notes and startling drastic changes. Many were baffled by a sultry spin by Fergie on lyrics written by Francis Scott Key to pay homage to martial heroics during the 1812 War.