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Jamie Foxx Slammed for Spin Given National Anthem at Fight

By    |   Monday, 04 May 2015 11:44 AM

Singing the national anthem is a notoriously difficult performance, and actor Jamie Foxx is already hearing the backlash against his own unusually soulful version before Saturday night's Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas, gossipcop.com reported.

Foxx, an Academy Award-winner who has also dabbled in music, stepped into the ring Saturday to warble the anthem, and it was more than the rockets glaring at his singing as social media exploded with criticism, CNN said.

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Noted Funny Tweets: "Jamie Foxx's national anthem had more twists and turns than the fight. #MayPac"

Kiss guitarist Paul Stanley also was among other musicians slamming the unusual rendition, UltimateClassicRock.com reported.

"JESUS!! How about all singers agreeing if you DON'T want to sing the National Anthem as it was written YOU WON'T SING IT! What was THAT?!?…" Stanley Tweeted.

Foxx, dressed in a white dinner jacket, removed his monitor earpiece right before he started, but quickly diverted to some unusual key changes in the notoriously-hard-to-sing tune.

After a bout that failed to live up to its global hype, TMZ threw Foxx a bone, saying, "props to Jamie ... he was more exciting than the fight."

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Singing the national anthem is a notoriously difficult performance, and actor Jamie Foxx is already hearing the backlash against his own unusually soulful version before Saturday night's Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in Las Vegas, gossipcop.com reported.
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