Red Hot Chili Pepper bassist Flea blasted critics who ripped him on social media Tuesday for his rendition of the National Anthem before the start of Kobe Bryant’s final NBA game.
“I rocked that s***,” Flea said of his solo performance of Francis Scott’s Key classic ballad.
However, those who witnessed the 53-year-old’s take on the National Anthem don’t agree.
Now you can replicate Flea's rendition of The National Anthem at home! Plug in your toaster and throw it into a bathtub full of water!
— Biz Barkie (@C_Webby) April 14, 2016
— Jake Whiting (@JakeWhiting) April 14, 2016
whos idea was to put flea on the anthem 😂😂
— Poeh Goe (@Goepoeh) April 14, 2016
I couldn't hear Flea over the sound of Francis Scott Key clawing at the lid of his casket
— Jerry Thornton (@jerrythornton1) April 14, 2016
Before his much-maleigned performance, Flea, a life-long Lakers fan, said “Kobe gave us so much. I just feel grateful to have been able to enjoy it.”
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