The internet came out in droves to denounce Fergie’s decision to jazz up the National Anthem on Sunday, at NBA All-Star Weekend. Wiz Khalifa on the other hand decided to search for positive framework.
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His positive spin described a phenomenon that was perhaps being witnessed with the naked eye. Wiz referred to Jimi Hendrix’s Star Spangled Banner performance at Woodstock as a comparable, stressing that it too was ahead its time in conception.
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True to form, Fergie did not apologize for the rendition on principle. Instead she apologized to those who may not have liked it. I for one agree with Wiz that it was worth the gamble, but maybe the Jimi comparison is reach. Let the late great sit in his chair.