Sometimes the internet has to work hard to turn a cringe-worthy, meme-laden, moment of social media mockery into a trending sensation. But, not this time.
Fergie, the singer known to many as one-fourth of the Black Eyed Peas, sung the national anthem with all the sultry suggestion of a Vegas lounge act on Sunday night. She was on-hand to sing the Star-Spangled Banner before the NBA All-Star Game, but ended up doing something that probably caused Francis Scott Key to roll over in his grave.
Take a listen:
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The performance was only redeemed by the tidal wave of hilarity it sparked on social media, as fans of all backgrounds weighed-in.
I wanna take a knee to protest the way Fergie is singing this national anthem #NBAAllStar
— Justin Hires (@JustinHires) February 19, 2018
Ouch. We don’t see Fergie being asked to perform again for the NBA…or any sport…any time soon.