Fergie Tried to 'Sex Up' the US National Anthem and It Was Really, Really Bad

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Music Editor19 February 2018

You can’t blame a singer for trying to put their own spin on an old classic.

But when it comes to the US national anthem, it’s probably better to play it straight, as Black Eyed Peas star Fergie found out this weekend.

The singer tried to sex up ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ at the NBA All-Star Game and the reaction was not good.

Chance the Rapper, Jimmy Kimmel and several NBA players were caught on camera giggling at her performance.

TV viewers weren’t impressed either claiming it was ‘horrifying’ as Fergie tried to come over all seductive and ended up more ear-screeching.

Many compared it to Roseanne Barr’s rendition at the San Diego Padres baseball game in 1990, which was intentionally bad.

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