At the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, Fergie decided to go a different way with the national anthem. Instead of performing it as the patriotic, military-honoring tribute it was designed to be, Fergie went with a steamy/seductive/screeching/scary tribute to herself, or something. The result was, as The Daily Wire fairly described it, "legitimately the worst rendition of the national anthem ever." And it wasn't just us who found it mockable.
As the videos below show, NBA players and celebrities in attendance had a tough time keeping it together during the over-the-top, self-indulgent performance. In particular, check out the reactions of Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, Philadelphia 76ers' Joel Embiid, and self-styled "intelligent" late-night host Jimmy Kimmel:
Then there's Charles Barkley's response:
For a few more laughs, here are some responses to the instantly infamous performance online: