• Flavor Flav is an iconic American rapper
  • He is known for being super eccentric
  • THIS was his rendition of the American national anthem

Known for being controversial, the rapper took the stage sporting a green Bucks jersey, white sweatshirt, and matching hat. But  rendition of the anthem has left the internet divided! Flav's attempt to hit the challenging tone shifts and higher octave moments of the anthem was met with applause from the crowd at Fiserv Forum.

However, the viral video of his performance led to a polarizing mix of praise and mockery on social media.

Fans are completely torn here

It can be rather entertaining to watch a trainwreck, but maybe not during such an important moment. "Best 2 minutes and 20 seconds of my life," one user gushed, while another quipped, "At least he knew the words." However, not everyone was impressed. "The bucks aren't serious about winning tonight," tweeted a user, alongside several popcorn and laughing emojis.

Fellow rapper 50 Cent also chimed in on Flav's performance, posting on Instagram, "WTF. I think this means we going to war, this is a sign f--k it get the strap!"

Unfazed by the mixed reactions, Flav put out a statement saying, "The anthem was a long time bucket list item. I had mine and I had fun! I can’t live my life worried about what people might say about me." If that doesn't sum up the rapper, then nothing will. He does what he wants when he wants to do it, and that's it! That sounds pretty darn American!

But he's not the only one that has botched the anthem before. Many fans compared Flav's singing to some of the most infamous national anthem performances of years past, including Fergie's unusual rendition at the 2018 NBA All-Star game which led to noticeable laughing fits among the players and audience.

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"I can’t live my life worried about what people might say about me. I won’t let that stop me from trying new things and doing things I wanna do. Some people might not like that. But a sure failure is if you stop trying."

People on X had mixed reactions to the anthem, pointing to one part of the performance he "definitely rehearsed" for weeks. Whether Flavor Flav's national anthem performance was a slam dunk or an air ball, it certainly got people talking!