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:
The Astros punishment should’ve been Chaka Khan singing the anthem for all of their home games— Brett Anderson (@_BAnderson30_) February 17, 2020
this is what chaka khan sounded like performing the national anthem at the all stars game pic.twitter.com/mEeXXIWrjw— ayano (@yanosenpai) February 17, 2020
The guy who chose Fergie and Chaka Khan to sing the national anthem at the NBA all star game right now..... pic.twitter.com/II2R7KTEgt— Vinnie T (@vinnietes16) February 17, 2020
*Chaka Khan performs the National Anthem*— VizualKillah (@wesleymarsh500) February 17, 2020
Fergie realizing she’s finally off the hook: pic.twitter.com/Fm01bSIGJa
I don't know which singing was worse: this one by Chaka Khan or the one 2 years ago by Fergie.— Peter Griffin (@PeterGriffinAcc) February 17, 2020
Canada has normal anthem singers. Why can't we? 😂 pic.twitter.com/SuhTnUGOkH
Listen to music from Chaka Khan & Fergie