I like to take risks artistically, but this interpretation clearly has not given the expected result.
This weekend saw Fergie's utterly unique take on the United States national anthem, to put it politely.
Now, the singer herself is responding to the national backlash.
The rapper went on to say that people didn't like Jimi Hendrix's rock rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at first but his version went on to become legendary.
Fergie Responds To Her Controversial Performance Of The US National Anthem
However, some people came to the singer's defence, saying at least she did not forget the words or sing out of key.
It hasn't been the best week for Fergie, after Will.i.Am confirmed she had left the Black Eyed Peas - and hinted Nicole Scherzinger might step into her spot.
Social media users have been recollecting athlete Carl Lewis' rendition at the National Basketball Association finals in 1993 and Steven Tyler's 2012 performance at the Super Bowl.
Fergie, whose real name is Stacy Ann Ferguson, sang a slow-downed jazzy version of the "Star Spangled Banner". "I think mine was better lowkey", she wrote.
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