Fergie Responds to National Anthem Backlash: 'I Tried My Best'


"I love this country and honestly tried my best", the singer told the TMZ in a statement.

However, Fergie isn't the only singer whose national anthem performance didn't exactly win unanimous praise. Others tweeted a picture of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson with his ear bleeding.

The ex-Black Eyed Peas singer has now admitted that it probably didn't go down exactly as she intended.

Fergie's performance wasn't particularly received good word of mouth at Staples Center or on Twitter, where her performance was the talk of the town before the 67th edition of the NBA's annual games.

Folks even resurrected an argument from Opera singer Jessye Norman that "The Star Spangled Banner" shouldn't be out anthem anyway because it's too hard to sing properly.

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As well as the national anthem, the pre-match entertainment at the All-Star game featured a 15-minute opener from Kevin Hart, and the whole thing left Khloe Kardashian "confused".

Fergie's performance was panned as one of the worst performances of our nation's anthem ever and was blasted all over social media as such.

The 65-year-old wrote, "I think mine was better, lowkey".

Fergie, 42, acknowledged that her slowed-down jazzy version - as described by People magazine - didn't strike the right note. The opinion of the public was divided after watching her performance, as it was both very awkward as well as unique, to say the least. WTF is going on?

But Fergie also found supporters in former Lakers star Shaquille O'Neal who according to Associated Press, said, "Fergie, I love you".