Besides listening to Lil’ Duval’s “(Smile) Living My Best Life” one of the only treasures of the internet/social media world that was capable of turning my bad day completely around is the reaction video of the Golden State Warriors earlier this year when Fergie did that “creative” version of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star Game. As she tried to scat her way through the “rockets’ red glare” the camera spanned across amazed and amused reactions from team members like Steph Curry and Draymond Green as well as celebrities such as Anthony Anderson and Chance The Rapper who all appeared to share the in the confusion.
Fergie went on to apologize for adding her version of flair to the performance after Twitter erupted with jokes for what a majority of public thought was the patriotic fail:
“I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA. I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”
I, for one, thought the apology was unnecessary and thought she should just take the perceived “L” and move on with life and for awhile I thought we all had moved on as country with another viral vid to laugh at to get us through the dark times. However, eight months later, Fergie’s ex-husband Josh Duhamel is still in his feelings over the incident and is specifically calling out player Draymond Green for his part in the social media roasting. In an interview with Kristine Leahy’s Fair Game, the Transformers star shared Green was the one who set all of the laughter off:
“The thing that made me upset was that she was taking a lot of really cruel comments. People were really trolling.”
“I was pissed off at Draymond Green first of all. I thought he owed her an apology. I thought he was kind of a prick.”
“Just because he knew the camera was on him and he kind of snickered about it. I just thought that, if he were to be a real man he would have at least called her and said ‘Listen, I’m sorry that I caused all this.’ That’s what a real man would have done in my opinion.”
Duhamel may have a point. Green is known for his animated facial expressions and antics on the court and many a GIF have been shared of his face that is always in desperate need of deliverance. He’s the class clown we all know is a jerk but can’t help but cracking up at. But if Duhamel was looking for an apology, he got the exact opposite. And thanks to the championship winning team we got a little something extra to laugh at. The team’s response is seemingly a very petty response done to RemixGodSuede’s version of the Fergie performance as a part of the #FergieRemixChallenge and taking a knee clearly wasn’t an option.
You can check out the team at #PeakPettiness below: