Fergie Apologizes for Poorly Received Rendition of National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game - NBC Connecticut

Fergie Apologizes for Poorly Received Rendition of National Anthem at NBA All-Star Game

The singer's bluesy performance at NBA All-Star Game got slammed on social media

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    Fergie performs the National Anthem during the NBA All-Star Game 2018 at Staples Center on February 18, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

    Fergie is sorry.

    The singer, who was largely lambasted across social media following her poorly received rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at the NBA All-Star Game, said she meant no ill will with her jazzy take in a statement to TMZ.

    "I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best."

    Before the game, the singer slinked up to the microphone in a little black dress and gave a bluesy and somewhat unusual rendition of the national anthem that did not appear go over well with the A-list audience, or apparently the entire Internet.

    In clips, Chance the Rapper, Joel Embiid, Draymond Green and Jimmy Kimmel were spotted not really feeling Fergie's version before the game.

    One viewer, Isaac Harris, called it the "worst" national anthem he'd ever heard, writing, "Literally dying at these reactions. Fergie with the worst rendition ever."

    John Middlekauf simply tweeted, "Worst rendition ever?"

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    @CoryTowns wrote, "LMAOOOOOOOOO FERGIE SOUND LIKE A BODEGA CAT."

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