Fergie apologizes for rendition of national anthem at NBA All-Star Game

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Of course, her friends and Josh told her she was just being dramatic, but the truth is no one really knows what the outcome will be.

Some online have compared Fergie's performance to a 2006 Saturday Night Live skit in which Maya Rudolph portrays a singer butchering the anthem by performing it off-key.

HollywoodReporter.com reported that the singer said, "I've always been honoured and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA". Indeed, pictures of Draymond Green, Steph Curry and Chance the Rapper were captured during the song and showed them with peculiar looks on their faces.

Before I get too far into it, I have to acknowledge that Fergie did apologize for doing what I can only consider a cruel rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner. She even poked fun at it after the Fergie performance on Sunday. But clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone. Fergie realizes she needs to retrain her voice and not take such huge risks anymore, ' our source explained. Roseanne Barr, who gave an infamous rendition of the song before a San Diego Padres game in 1990, even tweeted that she believed her performance was "better" than Fergie's.

As well as the national anthem, the pre-match entertainment at the All-Star game featured a 15-minute opener from Kevin Hart, and the whole thing left Khloe Kardashian "confused".

The National Anthem is a hard song to sing in the first place and more than one pop star has flubbed the words. "I liked it. Leave her alone".

Participants may enter through the ballpark's left field gate and register upon arrival to perform on a first-come, first-sing basis.

During halftime, after Shaquille O'Neal called Fergie's rendition "sexy", Charles Barkley quipped that he "needed a cigarette" following the performance.