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Fergie On Her Performance of the National Anthem: I’m A Risk Taker, I Tried My Best

Fergie breaks her silence after her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” lit the Internet ablaze.

Fergie breaks her silence after her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” lit the Internet ablaze.

Like I mentioned in our original post, mad props to Fergie for trying something out of the ordinary. Her performance of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game was the laughing stock of the Internet for a night, but that’s the nature of the beast, and the “Tension” singer knows that.

She’s not exactly apologizing for it, but she does understand why there’s commotion.


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“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” the singer said in a statement to 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.”

The backlash was so real, Fergie turned off the comments on her Instagram. The Internet can be a cruel place.

You do you, Fergie. I personally liked it.


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3 replies on “Fergie On Her Performance of the National Anthem: I’m A Risk Taker, I Tried My Best”

I respect her for doing a different take on it, and she did it confidently without looking nervous at all. The national anthem can be really boring, and the most ‘different’ take some artists too is adding unnecessary runs (looking at you Christina). Yes, it was funny and we can all have a chuckle at it. But unfortunately, yes the internet, the media and people in general tend to be cruel just to get likes/views. It’s better just to stay away.

Doing a different take usually backfires. It’s best to stick with tradition because a LOT of Americans get offended if you change it in any way. It’s not meant to be a moment for Fergie or any other artist, it’s a tradition at pretty much all sporting events. It’s definitely not one of her best performances but at least she’s owning up to it.

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