Singer Fergie was roasted for her slow rendition of the US national anthem at the NBA All-Star Game on Monday.

Fergie on US anthem at NBA All-Star: I’m a risk-taker
( - February 20, 2018 - 12:12pm

MANILA, Philippines — The format of the 2018 NBA All-Star Game was not the only different thing that night.

Fergie's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" was also a departure from tradition.

The internet did not waste time in mocking the American singer's rendition of the US national anthem.


Fergie, however, said it was not her intention to botch the national anthem and that she just took a risk.

"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 told TMZ Sports.

"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," she added.

Fergie was not the first artist to take a creative approach in singing the US anthem.

Marvin Gaye delivered a dramatic rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" during the 1983 All-Star Game.

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