FERGIE was praised by fans for her performance at the MTV VMAs after facing backlash for her performance of the national anthem.
The star has stepped out of the spotlight following the drama.
Fergie surprised MTV VMA viewers with a surprise performance at the awards ceremony.
She took the stage alongside Jack Harlow and performed her hit single Glamorous.
Fans watching seemed to approve of her singing and took to Twitter to praise her.
The pop star hasn’t performed live since she was slammed for her unconventional singing of the national anthem.
One user simply tweeted, “THEY GOT FERGIE” and added heart emojis.
Another said: “Yes Fergie!! The Glamorous,” while one added, “Fergie is tearing down the house.”
“Great opening from Jack Harlow and Fergie,” said one fan.
In 2018, Fergie was selected to perform the national anthem during the NBA All Star basketball game.
Celebrities including Beyonce watched from the sidelines.
Fergie’s performance fell flat and she was subsequently slammed by viewers online.
After her performance at the Staple Center in Los Angeles, the singer admitted she was “a risk taker,” but insisted, “I honestly tried my best.”
She told TMZ at the time, “I’ve always been honored and proud to sing the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA.
“I’m an artistic risk taker, but this rendition clearly didn’t hit the intended tone. I love this country and honestly did my best.”
Stars are known for making the performance their own, and Fergie, who has sold millions of records as a solo artist and with the Black Eyed Peas, decided to give it a jazzy twist.
She waved her arms vigorously and sang breathlessly into the mic before belting out what many have described as “flat tones.”
Her performance drew giggles from the likes of Chance the Rapper and some of the players ready to take to the pitch.
At the time, she seemed happy with her performance, but social media users were unsurprisingly merciless in their assessment.
The late Bob Saget held nothing back, tweeting, “Fergie’s anthem raised pigs and sheep in petting zoos across America.”
Chris Franjola said, “Now I know what the national anthem would sound like if Carol from Accounting sang it after five mango daiquiris.”
Several players and celebrities were seen laughing and nervously trying to avoid the camera as Fergie belted out her version of the patriotic song.
Golden State Warriors player Steph Curry was even caught liking tweets mocking the performance while his Western Conference teammates showed up on the field.
The drama for Fergie isn’t just about her performances.
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Singer and husband Josh Duhamel called it quits in 2017.
Around two years later, in January of this year, the actor announced that he is engaged to his girlfriend Audra Diane Mari.
The Transformers star took to his Instagram to share the news with fans, along with a photo of him and Audra on a beach.
In the blink of an eye, Josh is holding a crumpled piece of paper that reads, “Audra Diane Mari, will you marry me?”
Josh captioned it: “It’s on!! She found a message in a bottle that washed ashore saying YES!!”
Josh and Fergie tied the knot in 2009.
They released a statement in 2017 confirming their split to PEOPLE.
The statement read: “It is with absolute love and respect that we decided to separate as a couple earlier this year.
“In order to give our family the best opportunity to fit in, we wanted to treat this as a private matter before sharing it with the public.
“We are and always will be united in our support for one another and our family.”
Fergie later told Wendy Williams about the split: “It wasn’t my plan. I wanted to stay together forever.”
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