Fergie. Worst national anthem singer of all-time?
Some are saying it is so. More than some, actually.
From New York Post:
Twitter users tore into Fergie on Sunday night after she kicked off the NBA All-Star Game with a “slow” and “strange” performance of the national anthem.
Some even went so far as to call it the “worst rendition ever.”
“Good god please sing it better than that,” wrote one user.
“Fergie was singing like she was in a car that kept making sharp turns,” another said.
Draymond started cracking up while Fergie was singing the national anthem pic.twitter.com/3pMlgjGdYC
— Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) February 19, 2018
— BuckInTennessee (@BuckInTennessee) February 19, 2018
— Bobby (@Bison_4life) February 19, 2018
"Damn right it was different. I needed a cigarette after that" – Charles Barkley on Fergie's national anthem 😂😂😂
CHUCK. GOAT. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/CjmEJ5Gl0b
— Daren Stoltzfus (@DarenStoltzfus) February 19, 2018
— Reggie Watkins (@ReggieWatkinsJr) February 19, 2018
Detroit News has more”
After a forceful finish, Fergie finally got big cheers when she shouted, “Let’s play some basketball!”
The Grammy Award-winning singer, born Stacy Ann Ferguson, is from nearby Hacienda Heights, California.
Famed basketball commentator Charles Barkley joked that he “needed a cigarette” after Fergie’s performance during the TNT halftime show.
Former Lakers star Shaquille O’Neal leaped to Fergie’s defense, saying: “Fergie, I love you. It was different. It was sexy. I liked it. Leave her alone.”
Others on social media weren’t as kind, with criticism of the performance outpacing the positive reviews.
The Forum in nearby Inglewood, California, was the site of arguably the most famous national anthem in sports history during another NBA All-Star Game 35 years ago.
Wow, that was rough.
What in the world was she thinking!?