Fergie sang the “Star-Spangled Banner” during the NBA’s All-Star game, but not everyone was impressed by her performance. In fact, a lot of people hated it.
Just a few minutes before the game, the Black Eyed Peas alum took to a microphone to sing a bluesy rendition of the national anthem, and the A-listers in attendance appeared to be unimpressed.
However, not only did the attendees not enjoy it but the Twittersphere was critical too. In clips shared online, people such as Joel Embiid, Chance The Rapper, and Jimmy Kimmel appeared to be less than thrilled by her singing of the anthem, despite her superstar status.
Sorry Fergie. I’m a fan but to be honest, that was horrible! Actually probably one of the worst. Not a hater… just telling it like it is. pic.twitter.com/woS1oAfcIX
— Brian Fox (@BrianFox1960) February 19, 2018
One person, Isaac Harris, said it was the “worst national anthem” he had ever heard and was “dying” at the reactions. Another person wrote, “worst rendition ever?”
Other people took to Twitter to compare it to Roseanne Barr’s performance of the national anthem in 1990. Fergie – who is an eight-time Grammy winner – would probably be unimpressed by the comparison.
Fans will remember her performance during the Super Bowl in 2011, one which was also described as a lackluster performance.
It was hyped up by the media because of the inclusion of Slash, the legendary guitar player for Velvet Revolver and Guns and Roses. Fergie sang alongside the guitar player in a concert which some said didn’t live up to the hype.
People took to social media after her performance at the Super Bowl to criticize her “wonder woman”-pose following the number. Others stated they “butchered” the band’s legendary track, “Sweet Child o’ Mine.”