Singer Fergie says sorry for 'worst ever' national anthem at NBA All-Star

Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 11:31 IST | A Correspondent | Los Angeles:

American singer tenders apology for rendition of national anthem at NBA All-Star game which was termed 'worst ever'


After receiving a backlash over her national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game, singer Fergie has issued a formal apology. "I've always been honoured and proud to perform the National anthem and last night [Sunday] 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," Fergie said in a statement.

Fergie's sultry rendition of the national anthem sparked an outcry on social media, with many calling it "the worst rendition ever". In addition, basketball player Draymond Green, rapper Chance and TV personality Jimmy Kimmel were caught on camera trying to hold back their laughter during her performance. But Green failed to do it.

Fergie even faced criticism from fellow celebrities. Comedienne Roseanne Barr took to her Twitter account to take a jab at the songstress, writing: "Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey." Reality TV personality Khloe Kardashian, meanwhile, took to her Twitter account to say that she was confused by Fergie's performance.

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