Fergie Defends Herself After the Internet Drags Her for Sexy National Anthem

"This rendition didn’t strike the intended tone."

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If you managed to spend the holiday weekend away from the internet/TV (in which case, what is your secret?), you may have missed Fergie singing the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game.

Honestly, it's a lot, and Twitter had many, many, many, many, *many* thoughts (opens in new tab). Most of which were unkind enough that Fergie ended up issuing (opens in new tab) a public explanation/low-key apology.

"I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," she said in a statement (opens in new tab). "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."

Fair enough. But also:


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Mehera Bonner
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Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.