Chaka Khan’s NBA All-star Game National Anthem performance is going to be a memorable one. Rufus’ lead vocalist from the 70s gave Fergie Duhamel(The Black Eyed Peas) a run for her money. Duhamel’s sensual performance seemed like “My Humps meets National Anthem” kind of a thing. Automatically, the trolling and memes went viral.
What happened during Chaka Khan’s performance at the NBA All-star game?
Yvette Marie Stevens aka Chaka Khan is an amazing singer with over 5 decades of experience in the music industry. Khan has sold over 70 million records to date and has 10 Grammy Awards under her belt. She’s truly an icon. Now that we have that out of the way, let’s discuss why the Queen of Funk’s NBA All-star game National Anthem is under fire.
Chaka Khan’s latest offering was a reminder of Fergie’s NBA All-star game performance two years ago. The Black Eyed Peas’ singer completely sensualized the anthem in a try to make it her own but it backfired and became a reminder of how not to perform the anthem.
I Feel for You’s Chaka Khan did not entirely follow fellow Americans’ footsteps but managed to make a mark in her style. So what did she do and why is the trolling and memes going viral?
Well, she was just trying to customize the National Anthem but I guess she got a little carried away. It’s hard to imagine a singer of Chaka Khan’s stature turning the National Anthem into an SOS call. Khan’s 142 seconds long high pitched rendering sounded like a call for help and made its way to some of the most cringeworthy moments of live TV.
The internet can be an unforgiving place and Chaka Khan’s viral performance paved way for the trolls and memes that went viral on social media in no time. Here are some of the best and viral memes for you.
@NishKokoFish from Twitter remembers Fergie and Khan’s viral moments.
Fergie *butchers national anthem* creating endless memes for the internet.
— Nishant Varughese (@NishKokoFish) February 17, 2020
Chaka Kahn giving Fergie a run for her money!
— Robert Lopez (@The_Coolest03) February 17, 2020
@davidtorrence17 thinks Chaka Khan’s performance gave My Hump’s singer a hard time.
— David Torrence (@davidtorrence17) February 17, 2020
@EricpNBC12’s tweet is one of my favorites.
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
Chaka Khan’s version might end up in the nominees for the most cringeworthy moments of live TV. Let us know what you think about it.