Is Fergie’s Performance At The NBA All-Star Game Forgivable?
Fergie is apologizing for her divisive performance at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.
The former Black Eyed Peas singer opened the game at LA’s Staples Center with a non-traditional take on The Star Spangled Banner.
NBA stars and audience members appeared baffled and many struggled to keep a straight face.
Twitter had a field day and the moment quickly became a meme.
Even Roseanne Barr threw some shade, tweeting: “Who saw Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey.”
Barr notoriously made a mockery of the anthem when she performed before a baseball game in 1990.
Fergie addressed the backlash Monday by releasing a statement: ‘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.”