Moments before the NBA All-Star game started, GRAMMY-winner Fergie (DBA: Stacy Ferguson) strutted to center court at the Staples Center in Los Angeles and unleashed the sexiest, jazziest rendition of the National Anthem anyone has ever heard. In summation, it was terrible. Players were laughing. Fans in attendance were laughing. By all accounts, it was a disaster.
But, now Fergie has apologized, telling TMZ: “I’ve always been honoured and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. 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 problem? You just can’t do that to the National Anthem and in 2018, everything is permanent. One YouTube clip of the performance has been viewed 10 million times. Fergie’s apology isn’t going to help anything for a long, long time. But, at least she loves America. That helps.