HomeHeard it on the ShowFERGIE SPEAKS OUT ON CONTROVERSIAL NATIONAL ANTHEM RENDITIONFERGIE SPEAKS OUT ON CONTROVERSIAL NATIONAL ANTHEM RENDITIONTue, February 20, 2018 by Tessa Snyder SHARE NOW “You can do your own rendition of a lot of songs – but not that one.” -Sam Check out this Hollywood Outsider in the show podcast below. [starting at 30:55] According to ESPN Nearly 24 hours after her controversial rendition of the national anthem, Fergie issued a statement Monday addressing criticism of her performance at Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game. “I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” the Black Eyed Peas singer said in a statement on Monday. “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.” While Fergie tried something different with her national anthem, not everybody was cheering. Her slow, bluesy rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” before the 67th edition of the NBA’s annual showcase wasn’t particularly well received at the Staples Center or on social media. Want to hear more? After the Show: Jodi gives Producer David a few ideas about how to keep TOY OVERLOAD in check for his niece. When you follow the podcast on iTunes or the Google Play store, you get exclusive stuff you won’t hear on the show! (It’s FREE to subscribe) And while you’re at it… be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram and subscribe to our YouTube channel.