Fright Night! Fergie Butchers US National Anthem At NBA All-Star Game

Published: Sunday 18th Feb 2018 by Sam

Fergie suffered a vocal malfunction tonight at the 2018 NBA All-Star Game.

The Black Eyed Peas performer had been tapped to kick off festivities with a rendition of the US National Anthem, ‘The Star Spangled Banner.’

However, from the very first note it quickly became apparent that her pitch, tone, and control took the night off.

We weren’t expecting Whitney, but certainly weren’t anticipating that.

While we have empathy for Fergie given the rough time she’s been experiencing of late (personally and professionally), there’s no side-stepping how dismal that sounded.

At this point, she really ought to lay low for a while and expedite her return to the Black Eyed Peas.

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  1. Josh February 18, 2018

    am i the only one who thinks this was a brilliant performance!? i love the jazzy vibe she chose

    • MusicLife February 18, 2018

      I didn’t care for the arrangement but it was not terrible as they stated.

      Def unique

    • Caleb February 18, 2018

      No it really was just terrible. I know it’s a matter of opinion but damn that was just out of this world bad.

    • Your Name February 18, 2018

      Brilliant? Vocally, it was awful. People like you are the reason why non-singing b****** are topping the charts so often.

      • Red11 February 18, 2018

        So true!

    • Jamie February 19, 2018

      You are the only one. Point blank period. That wasn’t even jazz. That was simply awful!

    • Greg February 19, 2018

      I do think you are the only one who liked this rendition of our National Anthem. It was awful.

  2. Sean February 18, 2018

    That made X-tina’s Super Bowl disaster sound like Whitney. Fergie, hang it up and get off the meth

  3. MusicLife February 18, 2018

    She did not butcher it TGJ ?

    It was just a bad arrangement that shouldn’t have had backing music and or instruments.

    Paired with her making it her own. I heard one bad note honestly.

    This headline is a reach. Try: Fergie Uses Odd Arangment For National Anthem. Oh but that’s not as good for clicks I guess.

    Not as bad as this post makes it seem.

    • Caleb February 18, 2018

      Nah it really was just that bad. TGJ if anything went to easy on her. Imagine being in the room and having to try not to LOL during this performance.

    • Credits February 18, 2018

      One bad note?!?! You have simple ears.

    • Bravo!! February 18, 2018

      It’s was bad! Even one of the basketball players bust out laughing.. the arrangement was a good idea, but she f*** it up.

  4. IG : mixedboy February 18, 2018

    Wasn’t butchered IMO. I loved the styling and arrangement. Some of the notes were sharp but all in all good job. The naysayers will be only use to the more popular version. Kudos to her for taking a chance.

  5. Gee February 18, 2018

    Fergie has never been the greatest vocalist in the world but the arrangement was terrible as well.

  6. Theman February 18, 2018

    This wasn’t terrible. It was a jazz version of the song.

    • Caleb February 18, 2018

      These notes she hit were awful and had the players loling.

    • DS February 19, 2018

      You kidding right? Jazz where? Lol. I don’t recall jazz singers ever screaming off-key.

      Side note: Draymond always has his mouth open. Boy, close your mouth for something fly up in it.

  7. TRUTH SERUM February 18, 2018

    Lol. Don’t blame that terrible single on jazz. Lmao. I’m a fan Ferguson but that was really bad

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  8. Superstar! February 18, 2018

    Horrible. What the F was she thinking? No respect AT ALL. Even for as jazzy redemption of the NATIONAL ANTHEM it sounded HORRIBLE!

    • Superstar! February 18, 2018

      *Even as a jazzy version there was no redemption in her style of singing the National Anthem. It sounded HORRIBLE.

  9. Jasmine February 18, 2018

    Oh Fergy??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️If you’d only taken the advice I’d given her when she used my consulting firm vocal coach division, she’s not be in this predicament. After my chitterlings circuit book tour let’s chat.

    • Jasmine February 19, 2018

      You sound like a white boy f** tryinb go be a woman of color. Who says or spellls out “chitterlings” corectly? If you are going to keep impersonating me step your game up little white boy.

    • Jasmine February 19, 2018

      You sound like a white boy trying to be a woman of color. Who says or spellls out “chitterlings” corectly? If you are going to keep impersonating me step your game up little white boy or girl.

      • Jasmine February 19, 2018

        Stop impersonating me b****!!

      • Jasmine February 19, 2018

        Stop impersonating me and I’ll see to it that whoever impersonating you stops.

      • Jasmine February 19, 2018

        I can only be me. Jazzy: Da Baddest Bih! I’m the number one comment or on TGJ, successfully published coloring book author, college educated and I’m just starting up my own food cart “Jazzy’s Grits and Fish Plates”. Keyshia cole tried sending a cease and desist order because she said we were impeding on her clients but I put that bītch right in her place and revoked her Wakanda (housing projects) card. Uh uh

      • Princess Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) February 19, 2018

        Loser I guess using my screen name is the only way you think you will get attention. Even if that thing Latina chick existed (which I know does not because that is Suicide Blonde) you are pathetic for impersonating me. Is it because me and everyone else didn’t pay you any attention? You thirsty for attention on a little music blog site. How pathetic. You only increase Jasmine’s popularity on this site you little puppet. I offered you an olive branch and you are too stupid / simple to not stop impersonating me. You simple.

      • Jasmine February 19, 2018

        Stop impersonating me bìtch

      • Princess Jasmine (The Real Jasmine) February 19, 2018

        Your mama is a b|tch. Do not call me a b|tch you racist white trash. East Sh|t and Die!

  10. MUSICHEAD February 18, 2018

    I kinda liked it

    • Credits February 18, 2018

      Now imagine someone like Jazmine Sullivan doing that arrangement the right way……you still like fergie’s perfromance??? LOL! Musichead, I expect more from you. Haha

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  12. Moti February 19, 2018

    She always sings this way, I don’t think she butchered it. I think with the music and arrangement was too much

  13. Oliver February 19, 2018

    Is she drunk?

  14. Retribution February 19, 2018

    It was pretty bad but not overly terrible until she got to “Ooh say does that star spangled..” part. Whew she sounded awful. I commend the players holding it together as well as they did because they wanted to laugh so bad. Fergie. NO…just NO!!!

  15. XYZ February 19, 2018

    Damn, Fergie, that was horrible. It sounded like a Christmas song mixed with a goat. Fergie has never been the greatest vocalist, but is a good singer with a unique voice. But girl, this was horrible from start to finish

  16. cocobutta February 19, 2018

    She won’t be invited to the Jazz cafè.

    Her tone not smooth enough to carry it unless she does a good 15 mins vocal warm up so it can blend with the arrangements better.

    Had elements of a baby crying mixed with Freddy Krugers finger knifes scraping the pipes

  17. JOHNVIDAL February 19, 2018

    I´ve said it many times. Not everybody can sing these types of songs. Only few like Whitney or Celine Dion can do it stunningly. And then there are others who can do really good like Gaga, Pink…
    This is not for pfucking fergie.

  18. ~The Arcade~ February 19, 2018

    I’m second hand embarrassed watching that lol

  19. Meme February 19, 2018

    It really wasn’t that bad. That’s how fergie always sings tho.

  20. Ab February 19, 2018

    I don’t understand was Britney not available? We all know she would of…..

  21. IAMME February 19, 2018


  22. Liam February 19, 2018

    It wasn’t as horrible as how you guys made it out to be…just bad arrangements but she normally sings like that tho ??‍♂️

  23. Achooo! February 19, 2018

    Fergie just chose a different approach

  24. Casual-T February 19, 2018

    Too loungy for this event, but not really a butcher.

  25. Sandra February 19, 2018

    I would of died, I would’ve died right there centre court. All those people were trying not to laugh but the the moment I saw the player smiling I would’ve been on the floor.

  26. Barbara ‘Hunnychile’ Perez February 19, 2018

    That note at 1:40! Hell my ears are bleeding. I’ll have whatever she had before the show 🙂

  27. Greg February 19, 2018

    I heard this horrible rendition of the National anthem. Why do some singers think they have to put their own spin on this song? That is not how it should be sung.

  28. Mary February 19, 2018

    Talented People should sing the National Anthem..

    June’s Diary would have done well. I heard them sing the National Anthem at Essence last year.. Amazing version. Poor Fergie. Nice lady though

    I bet Frank Gatson tried to get them to sing at NBA ALL-STAR Game. keep trying Frank They will win one day.. Amazing Group.

  29. DanYiel Iman February 20, 2018

    She gave it a shimmy here & a shimmy there & that’s all I have for this number!!

  30. foots February 23, 2018

    That was Horrific. It is hard to shun away your pride in a patriotic song. I’m not sure if anybody actually stood there and sung the song with grace, and humility in it’s entirety like it was written.¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯¯\_(ツ)_/¯? ~~~**foots**~~~?ps: 100% Female ???

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