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Fergie apologizes for her bizarre, widely panned national anthem rendition

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Singer "Fergie" Duhamel (aka Stacy Ferguson), apologized after receiving much criticism over her bizarre national anthem performance prior to Sunday night's NBA All-Star Game in Los Angeles.

What was the performance like, anyway?

Ferguson's rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" was a very bluesy and sultry take on the national anthem.

The singer — of Black Eyed Peas fame — shouted "Let's play some basketball!" after her Sunday night performance at the sold-out Staples Center in Los Angeles.

Throughout her televised performance, the cameras panned across the crowd to reveal a plethora of different expressions on people's faces.

You can watch the video of her performance below.

What did she say in her apology?

After bearing the brunt of much criticism across social platforms and in the media, Ferguson told TMZ that her rendition of the national anthem was a risk that just didn't pay off.

"I've always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA," Ferguson told the outlet. "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."

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