AceShowbiz - Being tapped as the National Anthem performer at a sports event is not an easy task, given the attention a singer gets from people all around the nation. If one fails to deliver a satisfying performance, they'll most likely become the butt of the Internet joke, and that is what happening to Chaka Khan right now after her "The Star-Spangled Banner" rendition.
Singing the National Anthem at the 2020 NBA All-Star Game in Chicago on Sunday, February 16, the songstress did her very best to wow both the audience and viewers at home. She even showed off her high notes throughout the performance, but people weren't feeling her set at all and started to roast her on social media.
"Man who the hell let Chaka Khan sing this National Anthem lmao," one person wrote. "Me listening to Chaka Khan sing that anthem," another posted, along with a viral meme of Billie Eilish at the 2020 Academy Awards. Someone else joked, "Man somebody said Chaka Khan sounded like uncle Bobby from the proud family...I hate it here."
Not a few brought up Fergie's (Stacy Ferguson) infamous National Anthem performance at the same event and compared who performed worst. "Chaka Khan really tried to outdo Fergi for the worst all star game performance," an individual said of "The Masked Singer" former contestant, as another echoed, "Everyone who thought Fergie couldn't be outdone hearing Chaka Khan just sing the national anthem."
Chaka Khan has yet to respond to the criticism.
Prior to the National Anthem performance, Jennifer Hudson blessed people's ears with her emotional Kobe Bryant tribute performance. Looking gorgeous in a long-sleeved purple dress, the "American Idol" alum delivered an impeccable a capella version of "For All We Know" as images of the late NBA star and his late daughter Gianna played on a screen behind her.
Unlike Chaka, J. Hud was showered with praises following her set.