As anyone who caught Fergie's rendition of the Star-Spangled Banner before the NBA All-Star Game game on Monday night can attest: it was bad. Terribly, awfully, disastrously bad. So atrocious, in fact, that now Fergie has issued an actual apology for her performance.
She didn't grab her crotch and spit, a lá Roseanne Barr; there was nothing offensive about the performance except for how not good it was. Imagine if a really unskilled Marilyn Monroe impersonator performed the "Happy Birthday Mister President" song but with the lyrics to the national anthem. And also that impersonator was Fergie.
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem, and last night, I wanted to try something special for the NBA. 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," she said.
Here's a clip of it, but just remember — we warned you.