Jamie Foxx turned in a headline-making performance of the national anthem before the Floyd Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao fight.
And he was KO’d on social media in the process.
Foxx belted out what can best be described as a soulful rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Saturday night, complete with vocal gymnastics and a “hallelujah” at the end.
Unfortunately, the “Ray” Oscar winner was ripped by boxing fans for putting more twists and turns into his rendition than the actual fight.
Comedian Mike E. Winfield added, “
Another fan suggested Foxx would have been yanked off the stage if he had performed the song at the Apollo
Other Twitter users were equally unimpressed. Below is a sampling of reaction, along with the video of Foxx’s performance. Let us know in the comments section what you think.
Watch the video of Foxx’s performance.