Fergie had the honor to sing the national anthem at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Feb. 18, at the Los Angeles Staples Center.
The 42-year-old delivered an intense version of the "Star Spangled Banner," hitting and sustaining some high notes and clearly giving it her all. However, not everyone is a fan.
Many say that the "Fergalicious" singer overdid her performance. At one point, Golden State Warriors power forward Draymond Green and television host Jimmy Kimmel were spotted laughing during Fergie's breathy performance.
Stephen Curry had to take time off of the court to like a tweet poking fun of how everyone in the venue — from basketball players to celebrity fans — were trying to hide their laughter while Fergie belts out the national anthem on live television watched by an average of 1.401 million people across the United States.
Funniest Tweets About Fergie's Performance
Fergie with the worst National Anthem since Roseanne
Credit - @bighurtrocks pic.twitter.com/LnREh36npt — Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) February 19, 2018
Stop tweeting me about Carl Lewis and Roseanne. You'd watch those again in a heartbeat. You will never want to rewatch Fergie's ridiculous rendition. — Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) February 19, 2018
Even Carl Lewis thinks Fergie's anthem was trash. — mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) February 19, 2018
Some say that the performance was inspired by either "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" or "Santa, Baby."
I've seen the national anthem performed hundreds of times but never in the key of "Happy Birthday Mr. President" congrats @Fergie — Molly Knight (@molly_knight) February 19, 2018
Fergie tried to sing the National Anthem like 'Santa Baby' smh — M. Davis (@MykeOPUS) February 19, 2018
Others think that Fergie was trying to channel Amy Winehouse or Marilyn Monroe at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game. Perhaps, Jessica Rabbit?
Fergie sang the anthem like she was on a gameshow and pulled "Marilyn Monroe" as "Amy Winehouse" out of a hat. — Ryan Yousefi (@Rizzmigizz) February 19, 2018
Fergie attempted to go full Winehouse — Pablo S. Torre (@PabloTorre) February 19, 2018
Who #Fergie thought she was tonight pic.twitter.com/HRLi9VXCEn — one_covenant (@one_covenant) February 19, 2018
Maybe Fergie was as confused as everyone else as to how she wanted to perform the national anthem at this important occasion, so she did all possible versions at the same time.
Fergie was singing like she was in a car that kept making sharp turns — Kazeem Famuyide (@RealLifeKaz) February 19, 2018
Band member: Hey Fergie what key are you signing the anthem in tonite?
Fergie: Several. — Morgan Campbell (@MorganPCampbell) February 19, 2018
The Twitter-verse argued that the "Big Girls Don't Cry" singer's performance is just a reflection of the current state of the United States: a train wreck.
No truth the the rumor Mike Pence knelt in protest of that Fergie rendition of the national anthem... — Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) February 19, 2018
fergie sang the star spangled banner like she hates this country. i dont see the problem — SadeVEVO (@fillegrossiere) February 19, 2018
Even celebrities joined the fun.
This All Star opening is confusing me. WTF is going on? Anyone? — Khloé (@khloekardashian) February 19, 2018
Fergie's Natl Anthem was an alternative fact — Amanda Seales (@amandaseales) February 19, 2018
I'm waiting for @realDonaldTrump's Tweet about #Fergie butchering the #NationalAnthem. — Robbin Young (@Robbin_Young) February 19, 2018
One thing that the singer was able to succeed spectacularly during Sunday's performance: in the midst of the ever so heated political debates, everyone agrees that Fergie's rendition of the "Star-Spangled Banner" goes down as one of the worst of all time.
I'M STILL LAUGHING FERGIE HAS UNITED THIS COUNTRY — Lana Berry (@Lana) February 19, 2018
Watch the performance below.