Jamie Foxx Defends National Anthem Rendition at Mayweather Vs. Pacquiao Fight

The 'Django Unchained' actor blames technical issues for his off-key 'Star-Spangled Banner' performance at the boxing showdown in Las Vegas.

AceShowbiz - Jamie Foxx responds to the backlash regarding his National Anthem rendition before Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Manny Pacquiao hit the ring for showdown in Las Vegas over the weekend. The singer/actor admits he was off-key and cites technical issues for his underwhelmed performance.

The "Django Unchained" actor addresses the criticism during a visit to "The Ellen DeGeneres Show". He tells Ellen DeGeneres, "I sung the national anthem, now some people were a little upset by how it went down."

"But here's the thing ... what happened in the ring, my inner ears were out and I'm singing with an organ so I can't hear what the organ is doing with the big crowd. So, some of it was a little off. But I think in the arena it killed. The telecast, it was a little off, but we still love America."

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