Wiz Khalifa, Quentin Miller Support Singer Fergie Despite Backlash for Her Jazz Rendition of National Anthem
During the 2018 NBA All-Star game on Sunday (Feb. 18) in Los Angeles, singer Fergie did as many other artists in the past have done and put her own spin on the national anthem. Unfortunately for the former Black Eyed Peas member, her rendition missed the mark, leading to backlash on social media.
Despite the backlash, Wiz Khalifa and Quentin Miller were some of the few artists to stick up for Fergie and defend her performance. "I liked Fergies national anthem," the "Captain" rapper tweeted. "It was original and fun just like her."
The rapper went on to say that people didn't like Jimi Hendrix's rock rendition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" at first but his version went on to become legendary. "People are so quick to clown another person just cause somebody else does," he added in a reply to comedian Aries Spears.
Miller also came to Fergie's defense, tweeting, "Shoutout to @Fergie. It takes so much courage to get in front of millions of ppl and shine your light." He added, "Y'all on social been tearin @Fergie down all day for TRYING! Trying to do something different... I must've missed the high horse sale cuz all y'all on it sittin comfy lol."
Following her performance, Fergie issued an apology for missing the mark with her rendition. "I'm a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn't strike the intended tone," she said. "I love this country and honestly tried my best."
Check out Fergie's performance, as well as Wiz Khalifa and Quentin Miller's tweets below.
See Wiz Khalifa and Quentin Miller Tweets in Support of Singer Fergie Despite Backlash for Her Jazz Rendition of National Anthem