Fergie has spoken out about her cringeworthy national anthem performance at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night. The “Glamorous” singer told TMZ that she loves this country and honestly tried her best.
People on the internet roasted Fergie during her performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” while NBA All-Stars on the court and celebrities in the stands tried not to laugh. Even Roseanne tweeted some shade Fergie’s way, claiming her 1990 version was better. But now Fergie Ferg herself is weighing in on the performance.
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” Fergie told TMZ. “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.”
While people on the internet hated her performance, many are impressed with the Fergie apology.
One person tweeted: “Fergie having the humility and true inner confidence to openly apologize should be memorialized under glass in a museum for all future generations to revere and study.”
Another added: “Here’s the thing. While Fergie’s anthem rendition fell flat, I give her enormous credit for owning it & saying she tried her best. No excuses or lashing out at the millions of critics who couldn’t sing 1 word of that song in key. Give her a freaking break. She won me over today.”
Another person said no apology was needed: “Let’s be real, #Fergie gave the U.S. the anthem it deserves right now. I mean you see who the president is, right?”
If you haven’t heard it, consider yourself lucky. But if you wanna hear it anyway, listen below: