Fergie Sorry for NBA All-Star Game Anthem

Fergie was blasted for her way too sexy rendition of the National Anthem at the NBA All-Star game, and now she's apologizing for her misstep. 

"I’ve always been honored and proud to perform the national anthem and last night I wanted to try something special for the NBA,” she tells TMZ.  “I’m a risk taker artistically, but clearly this rendition didn’t strike the intended tone. I love this country and honestly tried my best.”

While she's sorry now, insiders say the truth is Fergie didn't understand why everyone was so up in arms over her performance.  “Neither Fergie nor her team thought anything was wrong with her national anthem rendition,” a source tells Us Weekly. “That’s the way she sings a lot of her songs. She loves adding a little sexiness and being different with her riffs. It was meant to be jazz-inspired. She wanted to stand out.”  In case you missed it, check it out below: