Fergie says she is “proud” of her national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star game, despite the overwhelming backlash she’s received on social media.
The former “Black Eyed Peas” singer faced the music Monday and released a statement — defending her bizarre rendition of the “Star-Spangled Banner” — after it was mocked by both fans and players on Sunday night.
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” Fergie told the Hollywood Reporter.
“I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone,” she said. “I love this country and honestly tried my best.”
Countless people have called out Fergie for the “slow” and “strange” performance, with some calling it the “worst ever.”
Roseanne Barr — who made headlines in 1990 for her dreadful rendition — even took a shot at the singer on Sunday night, tweeting: “Who saw Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey.”
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