Fergie Addresses National Anthem Says She “Honestly Tried”
Maybe next time Fergie!
All the excitement of the All-Star game was interrupted by confusion at the very beginning of the game. First was Kevin Hart’s awkward introductions/roasts of the All-Star lineups. Then there was Fergie’s rendition of the national anthem, we were all very confused.
She took a very sultry, Frank Sinatra-esque approach to the song, however, I truly this was an attempt to cover up her struggle vocals. Players and celebrities couldn’t even hide their reactions to the performance which can only be described in one word “laughable”. In fact, during a break in the song, you can audibly hear the crowd at the Staple Center laughing uncontrollably.
The former Black Eye Peas member finally released a statement about her performance to TMZ. Fergie stands by her performance saying “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.”
This was not her best moment but it seems like she is sticking by her artistic take on things. If you haven’t seen the performance from last night’s game. Here is the video, please be kind in the comment section.