Jimmy Buffett raised some eyebrows with a mic drop following a questionable performance of the national anthem.
The “Margaritaville” singer delivered his rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner” on Sunday ahead of the NFC Championship Game in New Orleans, but left many scratching their heads over his performance.
The lifelong New Orleans Saints fan sang what many considered a lackluster version of the national anthem but then stretched out his hand and dropped the microphone at the end.
— Adrian Garro (@adriangarro) January 20, 2019
Social media lit up with comments on the 72-year-old performer’s confusing finale to the song.
Imagine spending 40+ years building a personal brand that’s the exact opposite of a mic drop and then doing this https://t.co/DVSfkNIGqL
— Bonnie Stiernberg (@aahrealbonsters) January 20, 2019
Jimmy Buffett mic drop. We don’t know what to think. pic.twitter.com/DOE50dkU1Q
— 12up (@12upSport) January 20, 2019
Jimmy Buffett just dropped the mic after singing the national anthem.
Saints by 20.
— Andrew Doak (@AndrewDoak_WWL) January 20, 2019
He should have stayed in his lane.
— Darryl Moody (@DBMoody) January 20, 2019
— Brian Bush (@BrianBush904) January 20, 2019
— Marcus Johnson (@_MarcusJohnson_) January 20, 2019
Jimmy Buffett sounded like a random dude from the stands. Then did a mic drop.
— Zack Gibney (@zackgibney) January 20, 2019
I love Jimmy Buffett but that was just a little rough. But that mic drop though 😆🤣❤️
— Amy Leigh ☽ (@amyleigh831) January 20, 2019
The “Cheeseburger in Paradise” singer thanked the Saints in tweet featuring a video of the moment, and called it a “great honor” to have been invited to sing.
— Jimmy Buffett (@jimmybuffett) January 20, 2019
yeah it is an honor and the mic drop moment got me shaking my head. you lost a fan. just disrepectful
— David Stone (@stonecoldmadman) January 20, 2019