Chaka Khan Slammed For U.S. National Anthem Performance


Chaka Khan gave Fergie a vocal run for her money with her unique take on the U.S. national anthem before Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game.

In 2018, Fergie took her lumps on social media after performing a screechy, sultry version of “The Star-Spangled Banner” – prompting her to later apologize. “I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone,” she said. “I … honestly tried my best.”

This year, Khan’s anthem got fouled for straying from the melody and showing off her vocal skills. The 66-year-old ‘I Feel For You” singer – who recently got eliminated from The Masked Singer – was put through the fire on social media.

“Chaka Khan absolutely butchered that national anthem,” tweeted one person. “Holy s**t that Fergie 2.0 level bad.”

Another opined: ‘chaka khan may rival fergie for worst national anthem performance in an all star game.”

So far there has been no response from Khan about the criticism.

Of course, the Khan’s performance also inspired plenty of clever tweets. Here’s a sampling:

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