Watch: Fans Roast Chaka Khan For Rendition Of National Anthem At NBA All-Star Game
Two years ago, singer Fergie came under heavy criticism from fans for her “poor performance” of the national anthem of the USA, “The Star-Spangled Banner,” before the NBA All-Star Game.
However, many are now of the opinion that 10 times Grammy award-winning singer, Chaka Khan‘s performance last night before the NBA All-Star Game will give Fergie’s a run for her money.
The soul songstress had taken to the stage to bring a level of extreme melisma to “The Star-Spangled Banner” and many were not feeling it as they believed she was “all over the place.”
Fans soon took to Twitter to pour out their backlash on Chaka Khan whom they say had an unbelievable “worst rendition” than Fergie.
Chaka Khan’s ‘unique rendition’ had its defenders with at least one celebrity in the person of Magic Johnson defending the star whom he says had an “amazing rendition.”
Watch Chaka Khan perform the national anthem below:
Check out reactions below:
I’m not watching the all star game but my phone is ringing off the hook. My guess is someone did a weird Star Spangled?
— RootsPicnic2020 Now! (@questlove) February 17, 2020
I love Chaka Khan and she is truly “I’m Every Woman” but it sounded like all of those women were trying to come out during that vocal performance pic.twitter.com/EYT0XbjB9Q
— Eric Perry (@EricpNBC12) February 17, 2020
— Relay This Love (@tweeterbug4747) February 17, 2020
I don't know which singing was worse: this one by Chaka Khan or the one 2 years ago by Fergie.
Canada has normal anthem singers. Why can't we? 😂 pic.twitter.com/SuhTnUGOkH
— Peter Griffin (@PeterGriffinAcc) February 17, 2020
Them: “Fergie has the worst National Anthem’s ever!”
— ace 85 Sports (@ace_1985) February 17, 2020
Chaka trying to shatter every piece of glass in Chicago pic.twitter.com/K6FC6sbdGg
— SI Extra Mustard (@SI_ExtraMustard) February 17, 2020
— Shaun the Tech Guy aka El Rey (@sum1bettathanu2) February 17, 2020
Just woke up to Chaka Khan screaming my house down. #AllStarNBA
— Adam McKola (@AdamMcKola) February 17, 2020
Idk what kinda chopped and screwed, key of cdf & g, lower octave, range of “what was it”, falsetto, vibrato version of the Star Spangled Banner that was but..
— Shanelle Genai (@shanellegenai) February 17, 2020
Born Yvette Marie Stevens on March 23, 1963, she is better known by her stage name Chaka Khan, Her career has spanned nearly five decades, beginning in the 1970s as the lead vocalist of the funk band Rufus. Khan received public attention for her vocals and image. Known as the “Queen of Funk”, Khan was the first R&B artist to have a crossover hit featuring a rapper, with “I Feel for You” in 1984. Khan has sold an estimated 70 million records worldwide.