Fergie blasted for ‘awful’ rendition of national anthem

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LOS ANGELES – Fergie delivered a sultry performance of the National Anthem at the star-studded NBA All-Star Game, taking many by surprise.

The Black Eye Peas singer delivered a jazz-inspired rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 67th edition of the NBA All-Star Game at L.A.’s Staples Center Sunday night.

Cameras captured celebrities and players smiling or chuckling – instead of enjoying the country’s anthem.

The rendition took Fergie more than two-minutes to sing.

Charles Barkley joked that he “needed a cigarette” after Fergie’s performance, while Shaquille O’Neal called her rendition “different” and “sexy.”

Here’s a look at some of the social media reaction: