Recording artist Fergie has apologized for her cringe-worthy rendition of the national anthem performed at the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday, saying that things "did not go as planned" and that she "honestly tried my best."
According to Business Insider, Fergie and her team released a statement late Monday responding to a wave of online criticism calling her version of The Star-Spangled Banner the "worst ever." Her reaction to the outrage was simple and profound, striking the perfect tone.
"I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," Fergie said. "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."
Video of Fergie's national anthem went viral, as did a "reaction" video showing NBA players and celebrities in the crowd responding to the Fergie's sexy, sultry Star-Spangled Banner. Even Roseanne Barr, who is widely recognized to have previously held the title for "worst performer of the national anthem," hit out at the poor singer.