Jamie Foxx Destroys National Anthem at Floyd Mayweather & Manny Pacquiao Boxing Match (VIDEO)

Whether you're a boxing fan or not, you may have heard that actor Jamie Foxx was (strangely) chosen as the star who got to sing the National Anthem before Saturday's much-watched match between reigning champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Well, it seems he didn't do the best job. In fact, judging by the harsh reactions he received on Twitter, he absolutely killed it—and I don't mean that as a compliment.

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Given the number of celebs who sat front and center at the boxing match in Las Vegas—I mean, Beyonce and Mariah Carey were there—I have absolutely zero idea why Foxx was selected to sing the National Anthem. He was a pretty convincing Ray Charles in the Oscar-winning biopic Ray, but I've always felt his acting skills are stronger than his singing, which is kind of how it should be, since he is an actor. Anyway, here he is, giving the nation's most patriotic hymn his own personal twist:

Hallelujah, it's over. Honestly, I think he could have done a better job, but I don't agree with the reactions on Twitter, which were downright harsh. Viewers really, really hated what Foxx did to the Anthem.

For example:

And:

Ouch.

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There were plenty more where those came from, but I think we all get the idea. I even came across a few commentors who suggested Foxx purposely flubbed the National Anthem to make a statement about the situation in Baltimore, which seems like a bit of a reach.

The Anthem is a notoriously difficult song to sing—some of the greatest performers have unsuccessfully taken it on. I commend Jamie for being brave enough to accept the challenge and think we should be a little nicer to him. It wasn't that bad!

What do you think about Jamie Foxx's National Anthem performance?

 

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