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Behold the jazzy brutality of Fergie’s National Anthem performance

You’ve no doubt heard by now that Fergie gave a well-intentioned but chilling rendition of the National Anthem before the NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Pretty much everyone, including Fergie herself, agreed that the performance was, well, awful. 

The singer was quick to issue a formal apology for her performance.

“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” she said in a statement. “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.”

We were immediately reminded of another rousing rendition:

Unfortunately, not everyone was so quick to accept her apology…

First, there were the tweets…

Then came the memes…

Da fuq was goin on tho……… #lol #lmfao #allstargame #nationalanthem #fergie ???

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I'm gonna need you guys to chill with these #Fergie memes ahkay ?

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#facts#real#crazy#bruh#dt#tbh#niggasbelike#bitchesbelike#word#lol#lmao#jokes#fergie

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#Fergie did…?? #fergienationalanthem

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?? damn I was embarrassed for her #fergie #nationalanthem #nbaallstarweekend

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#fergie #nationalanthem #uncomfortable #cringefest

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Some people were slightly more sympathetic towards the singer…

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