What. Was. This.
Fergie took center court to perform the Star Spangled Banner ahead of the 2018 NBA All-Star game and rendered the National Anthem nearly unrecognizable. (Scroll down for the video).
Instead of the usual patriotic vibe, the anthem sounded like something a jazz quartet would play at a lounge. People have lots of things to say about it.
Roseanne Barr’s got jokes:
Bob Saget’s working up a whole bit on it:
Can’t argue ..
The panned performance didn’t just happen – and author and commentator Eric Schiffer, CEO of ReputationManagementConsultants. com, suspects it might have been deliberately awful.
“When someone with the immense talent of Fergie fouls hard on the National Anthem, the idea of a strategic stunt comes to mind,” he said. “Did her struggling career need an NBA recharge with a planned stunt? Sometimes messing up at a big event can mean serious cash.”
Whether stunt or stumble, the performance and the strong reaction it spurred has the whole mess trending on Twitter.