Jamie Foxx Defends Poorly Received National Anthem Performance (VIDEO)

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By James Crugnale


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Jamie Foxx defended his poorly received performance of the National Anthem before this weekend’s Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao fight on Tuesday’s “Ellen DeGeneres Show.” He acknowledged that “some people were a little upset by how it went down,” but wasn’t willing to apologize to his critics. The singer felt any time a black person sings the National Anthem he or she has to do vocal gymnastics to make the song sound more soulful. Foxx said he ran into trouble because he could barely hear his own voice in the large MGM Grand arena. See the video below.

“What happened in the ring, my [earpieces] came out,” explained Foxx to DeGeneres. “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.” Foxx maintained that in the arena “it killed,” but admitted, “The telecast was a little off.” He added, “But we still love America.”

As Gossip Cop previously reported, Foxx’s performance was widely ridiculed on social media, with one Twitter user saying his performance was “dreadful to watch.” Watch the video below of Foxx defending his performance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” and tell us why you think.

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