Chaka Khan’s ‘unusual’ national anthem gets slam-dunked on social media
It takes a lot to make a performance of “The Star Spangled Banner” prior to the NBA All-Star Game pattern higher on social networks than the video game itself, but Chaka Khan has managed what Fergie was able to two years back, with a distinct rendering of the national anthem that threatened to render anything that followed an afterthought.
In 2018, Fergie appeared to almost be sex-ing up the anthem, performing it in a design some compared to Marilyn Monroe. Khan wasn’t doing anything nearly that conceptually risible, but she did bring a level of extreme melisma to her reading that not everyone seemed able to follow, to state the least.
Her rendering had its defenders, consisting of a minimum of one celeb take. “Chaka Khan’s star spangled banner performance was incredible!” tweeted Magic Johnson. To state that this was not a bulk view on social networks would be an understatement, although there was a tide of backlash versus the negative responses on Twitter, with many stating Khan deserves regard no matter what liberties she might have taken with the ode to liberty.
Amongst those explaining that Khan’s performance was getting quite a reaction was Questlove, who simply tweeted, “I’m not viewing the all-star game however my phone is calling off the hook. My guess is somebody did a strange Star Spangled?”
Cookie and I are enjoying an incredible start to the NBA All Star Game 2020! Terrific seeing all of the NBA players, Opportunity the Rapper, Common, and rap artist Quavo. Chaka Khan’s star spangled banner rendition was amazing! pic.twitter.com/qBG1sqj3JE
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 17, 2020
I’m not enjoying the all star video game but my phone is calling off the hook. My guess is someone did an odd Star Spangled?
— RootsPicnic2020 Now! (@questlove) February 17, 2020
Chaka Kahn giving Fergie a run for her cash!
I like Chaka Khan and she is truly “I’m Every Female” but it sounded like all of those ladies were attempting to come out during that singing performance pic.twitter.com/EYT0XbjB9Q
Idk what kinda chopped and screwed, secret of cdf & & g, lower octave, variety of “what was it”, falsetto, vibrato variation of the Star Spangled Banner that was but.
Hey. Chaka did HER THANG. #NBAAllStarGame pic.twitter.com/FcBZDNvAWm
Everybody, Chaka Khan is an emotional vocalist and she did the Star Spangled Banner, her way, tonight. There’s no perfect method to sing it.
There’s other individuals in this world who have various voices. Don’t be evaluating how people must sing and act. Leave Chaka be, now!
— Chris ❤ ❤ Rad ❤ ❤ Finch 7 (@RadFinch) February 17, 2020
Wasn’t insane about that variation of the Star Spangled Banner. BUT I likewise don’t do Chaka Khan slander so I’m clashed. ♂– NICK LOVE (@NickLoveATL) February 17, 2020
Chaka Khan offered the nationwide anthem the respect it deserves, which is none and i Regard Her!!
— teo (@witchyjeong) February 17, 2020
I do not care what you think about Chaka Khan’s nationwide anthem, you WILL reveal respect because she is LITERALLY CHAKA KHAN.
Pitch perfect. Tones? Hit. I? Conic. No slander for QUEEN OF FUNK in this house. We aren’t gon na cannibalise our legends while they’re here, who raised yall?
— ✨ #StreamWantItAll ✨ (@UMNIAMusic) February 17, 2020
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