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Flavor Flav performs the American national anthem at basketball game and it was wild
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/X/Milwaukee Bucks

Flavor Flav performs the American national anthem at basketball game and it was wild

Maybe stick to rapping?

Flavor Flav cops swift backlash after singing the national anthem at a Milwaukee Bucks home game.

Right before the Bucks faced off with the Atlanta Hawks, the rapper took to the court in a performance that was quickly labeled ‘horrible’.

Videos have begun making the rounds of social media of the founding member of Public Energy singing off-key while panning to shots of players and members of the crowd watching on awkwardly.

And it ain’t easy to watch.

One user wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: “Who tf thought this was a good idea?”

Another said: “This was so a** that the Bucks got frazzled.”

A third commented: “Who’s responsible?”

While another shared: “My ears never endured such pain until listening to this……”

However, many flavorites were quick to jump in and defend the rapper.

One wrote: “That actually wasn’t that bad considering he’s not a singer. I can imagine what some of these people in the comments who are critical of it would do standing there in front of 20,000 people. I commend him for having the courage to do it! Yeah Boy!!”

Another said: “Brave, heartfelt and sincere...way 2 go Flav!”

While a third commented: “Strong effort. Not easy.”

After all, the man is a rapper.

Good news for Fergie: she's no longer going down in history for the worst rendition of The Star-Spangled Banner.

In 2018, the Black Eyed Peas member was heavily criticized for her ‘jazz-inspired’ performance before the NBA All-Star game.

Footage captured by ESPN showed players watching her seductive riffs court side, unable to keep a straight face.

Even Golden State Warrior Draymond Green, who had previously been watching with his mouth ajar, began laughing while captain Stef Curry let out a giggle or two.

One person wrote: “Honestly, Fergie is so brave. If this happened to me, I would change my identity and move to a whole different planet.”

While another shared: “t’s the ‘Ban-nan-ner-rer yeh-yet’ for me. Every time.”

Following the backlash, while speaking to the Hollywood Reporter, the singer issued an apology.

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

"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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