Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie slammed for her national anthem performance at NBA

CARDINAL RULE OF SINGING: Unless you are RAY CHARLES, do not — I repeat DO NOT — attempt to make a patriotic song “your own.” If you are not sure, check your I.D., have a look in the mirror, ask somebody. 2018-02-20T10:59:58+00:00″>
Published: February 20, 2018 10:59 am

Fergie has been trolled for her rendition of the national anthem

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The TRUE heroes of the 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. But not everyone was able to suppress the laughter; Draymond Green, for instance, didn’t hold back after the camera went in for a close-up. One Twitter user advised the singer to not give her own touch to the song because she is not Ray Charles. Popular talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who was in the audience, smiled widely as Fergie crooned at the mike. Someone on Twitter noticed the same and wrote, “Jimmy Kimmel is probably writing a whole skit about this #fergienationalanthem”. Of course, Flea said that he couldn’t care less about the haters. Retired players Shaquille O’Neal and Charles Barkley also made light of the performance, as the former called it sexy and the latter said that he needed a cigarette break. And in 1983, legendary singer Marvin Gaye had given the tradition a spin when he did his own Rythm and Blues version of the “Star-Spangled Banner”. I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly, this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. The basketball players who kept straight faces #fergienationalanthem
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However, Fergie’s’ performance is not the only one that has received such flak, earlier when Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea gave a bass rendition of the anthem, he didn’t impress a lot of people. I love this country and honestly tried my best”, the singer told the TMZ in a statement. The Black Eyed Peas singer apologised for disappointing the listeners with her bluesy version of the anthem. While another applauded the players for keeping a straight face throughout the two-and-a-half-minute rendition.