Where is the love? Fergie is being roasted over her bizarre performance of the national anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which is being dubbed one of the worst celebrity-sung renditions yet.
Viewers took to social media as the former Black Eyed Peas songstress performed “The Star-Spangled Banner,” bashing her vocals, and laughing about the player and fan reactions that were captured on camera. Chance the Rapper and Jimmy Kimmel, who were on hand to enjoy the game, were also seen seemingly laughing at one point.
Fergie receives immediate backlash following her rendition of the national anthem with many basketball players and celebs in the crowd visibly laughing during the performance. Some fans even took to Twitter calling it the worst rendition ever. pic.twitter.com/0vuiRf0Jsw
— Music News Facts (@musicnewsfact) February 19, 2018
Roseanne Barr, the comedian who is often lambasted for her version of the anthem, took to social media to add: “Who saw Fergie’s national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey.”
Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey
— Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 19, 2018
During halftime, Shaquille O’Neal called Fergie’s rendition “different” and “sexy,” while Charles Barkley said he “needed a cigarette” after watching her performance.
Shaq wasn’t having it at all 😂😂😂 RT @DarenStoltzfus: "Damn right it was different. I needed a cigarette after that" – Charles Barkley on Fergie's national anthem 😂😂😂
CHUCK. GOAT. 🐐 pic.twitter.com/skhDxDA9js
— So Wavy (@SimoneIsyss) February 19, 2018
See additional memes and criticisms regarding Fergie’s anthem below.
Just watching all the players’ reactions to Fergie has me dying 💀 pic.twitter.com/1887xdKW2M
— Athlete Tweets™ (@AthleteTweetsO) February 19, 2018
— Kevin Surma (@KevinSurma) February 19, 2018
On a positive note, peeing her pants on stage in 2005 is no longer Fergie’s most embarrassing performance. #fergienationalanthem
— Joey W (@snarkyjomama) February 19, 2018
— 935 KDAY (@935KDAY) February 19, 2018
*Fergie sings National Anthem*
— Jay Breeze (@DeLaBreezus) February 19, 2018