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Amazing moment Black Eyed Peas star Fergie ‘butchers’ the US national anthem with ‘worst ever’ performance at NBA game

Some joked "kneeling quarterback" Colin Kaepernick would stand up just to stop her from performing

By Jay Akbar
19th February 2018, 10:53 am
Updated: 19th February 2018, 10:55 am
 
 
 
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BLACK Eyed Peas star Fergie has been savaged for what's being branded the worst National Anthem performance ever.

The songstress, 42, was given the honour of singing for a crowd of famous faces, including Beyoncé, ahead of the NBA All Star game.

Black Eyed Peas star Fergie was accused of butchering the National Anthem ahead of the NBA All Star Game
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Black Eyed Peas star Fergie was accused of butchering the National Anthem ahead of the NBA All Star Game
One Twitter account posted a picture of Agent J from Men In Black, holding a device which erases memories
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One Twitter account posted a picture of Agent J from Men In Black, holding a device which erases memories
Fergie relaxes after her ear-splitting performance
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Fergie relaxes after her ear-splitting performance

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Stars have been known to make the performance their own and Fergie, who has sold millions of records as a solo artist and in a band, decided to put a jazz spin on hers.

Waving her arms energetically, she sang breathily into the microphone before belting out what many have described as "flat notes".

Her performance drew giggles from the likes of Chance the Rapper and some of the players ready to take to the court.

She seemed very pleased with her performance but social media users were unsurprisingly merciless in their assessment.

Fergie waved her hands wildly as she belted out the anthem
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Fergie waved her hands wildly as she belted out the anthem

Some joked even Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback who knelt in protest during the anthem, stood up and told her "not to disrespect it".

Meme account "Girl Posts" took inspiration from Will Smith's iconic character in Men in Black, sharing a GIF of Agent J holding a device which erases people's memories.

The caption read: "Everyone who saw Fergiesing the National Anthem please look directly into your phone... You're welcome."

Actor Bob Saget held nothing back, tweeting: "Fergie's anthem woke pigs and cheep in petting zoos across America."

Many joked that Colin Kaepernick would stand to tell her to stop disrespecting the anthem
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Many joked that Colin Kaepernick would stand to tell her to stop disrespecting the anthem
Quarterback Kaepernick became an icon for kneeling in protest during a national anthem performance
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Quarterback Kaepernick became an icon for kneeling in protest during a national anthem performance
Actor Bob Saget was merciless, saying her performance woke pigs and sheep across America
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Actor Bob Saget was merciless, saying her performance woke pigs and sheep across America
Many took to Twitter to savage the 42-year-old Black Eyed Peas star
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Many took to Twitter to savage the 42-year-old Black Eyed Peas star
Many made reference to the awkwardness felt inside the Staples Center during the performance
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Many made reference to the awkwardness felt inside the Staples Center during the performance

A cheeky Chris Franjola said: "Now I know what the National Anthem would sound like if Carol from accounting sang it after five mango daiquiris."

While C Shaw made a very clever reference to an environment of utter awkwardness inside the stadium during the performance.

Several players and celebs could be seen sniggering and nervously trying not to catch the camera's gaze as Fergie belted out her... rendition.

Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry was even caught "liking" tweets making fun of the performance while his Western Conference teammates were on the court.

The All Star game was attended by the likes of actors Nick Cannon and Jamie Foxx
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The All Star game was attended by the likes of actors Nick Cannon and Jamie Foxx
Songstress Beyonce was also there to witness the car crash performance
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Songstress Beyonce was also there to witness the car crash performance
Former actor and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger looks bemused at what is happening on court
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Former actor and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger looks bemused at what is happening on court
Floyd Mayweather finds something hilarious but to many, the national anthem was no laughing matter
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Floyd Mayweather finds something hilarious but to many, the national anthem was no laughing matter
Jamie Foxx is telling someone to stop but it is impossible to tell if Fergie was performing at the time
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Jamie Foxx is telling someone to stop but it is impossible to tell if Fergie was performing at the time
 
Stars including Jack Nicholson, Michael B Jordan and Arnold Schwarzenegger turned out for the showdown.

It has been held every year between a mix of the league's star players since its inauguration in 1958.

For the first time in 67 All-Star games, the league abandoned the traditional East-West format used since 1951, instead allowing the two captains to pick their sides.

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