#FergieAPOLOGISES : FERGIE APOLOGISES FOR SINGING THE US NATIONAL ANTHEM AT THE NBA ALL-STAR GAME
Fergie, the 42 year-old Black – Eyed peas singer has apologised after her rendition of the US national anthem at the NBA All-Star game on Sunday was met with criticism.
Fergie performed the Star-Spangled Banner at Los Angeles’ Staples Center over the weekend ahead of the annual exhibition basketball match, and was slammed for the rendition by celebrities and viewers alike.
And now, the Black Eyed Peas singer has issued a formal statement in which she apologised for the slowed-down and divisive performance, stating she “tried her best” to do something different.
In her statement, she 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. 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.”