Singer and actress Fergie has publicly apologized after she received heavy criticism regarding her version of the National Anthem.

In a statement, she says that she was trying to take a risk in the anthem, but that it did not “strike the intended tone.” Several stars and celebrities at the event struggled to hold back laughter during the performance.

“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” said the singer, “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.”

Source: Fergie Apologizes for NBA All-Star Game National Anthem | TMZ.com

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