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Fergie’s NBA All-Star anthem performance got people talking, but not in a good way

Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Los Angeles.
Singer Fergie performs the national anthem prior to the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday in Los Angeles. AP

Fergie’s performance of the national anthem at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game got people talking.

It seems no one had anything positive to say.

Some likened the former Black Eyed Peas singer’s performance to Marilyn Monroe, when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy in 1962.

Most others cringed, laughed or wondered what she was doing. One person even compared her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” to the famously bad performance from Carl Lewis in 1993.

Here’s a sample of what Twitter users had to say:

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