The rendition of Jamie Foxx of the U.S. national anthem has caused a lot of uproar online even before the two fighters went up inside the ring to rumble, reported CNN. The crowd also had different reactions towards how the national anthem was sung by the Oscar winner.
The Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight has long started with the battle of national anthems from respective countries with Jamie Foxx singing “Star Spangled Banner”. The national anthem for Mexico was sung by Julio Lopez while Philippine national anthem was sung by a group of church ministers and a woman named Gail Banawis.
Twitter users were quick to react after Foxx’s performance. The singer was seen to have removed his earpiece before proceeding which we can say indicated some issues with staying on the right key with the instrument accompanying his performance.
Watch Jamie Foxx singing the U.S. national anthem during the Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather fight.
A Twitter user named Prince posted, “The real fight was between Jamie Foxx and the national anthem.” Another user going by the name of Funny Tweets said, “Jamie Foxx’s national anthem had more twists and turns than the fight.”
More ranting tweets followed which were all posted on the social media platform. Twitter user named Robert Glasper tweeted, “Did he sing hallelujah at the end???”
Foxx was slammed after he missed out on notes, flanked on keys and his “hallelujah” remarks at the end of the song. The Sydney Herald Times reported Foxx’s version has “butchered” the song as claimed by enranged netizens. SMH also added Jake Gyllenhaal, who was also seen in the audience, could not contain his mirth and was spotted laughing at the performance of Jamie Foxx.
After getting bashed all over social media, Foxx joined the likes of Christina Aguilera who was also trashed for her rendition of the song during the 2011 Superbowl. Areosmith frontman Steven Tyler’s 2012 crocky rendition was also much talked about.
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