The fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was billed as “the fight of the century.”
However, neither of the boxers grabbed more attention than Jamie Foxx, who sang the national anthem before the match – much to the dismay and disappointment of many fans.
Twitter users gave less than a rousing response to the Oscar-winner’s performance of the "Star-Spangled Banner" – and especially mocked his addition of “Hallelujah” at the end of the song.
The real fight was between Jamie Foxx and the national anthem pic.twitter.com/WlcyD9nkD3— Prince (@PrinceTaylor98) May 3, 2015
Jamie Foxx's national anthem had more twists and turns than the fight. #MayPac— Funny Tweets™ (@Lmao) May 3, 2015
Jamie Foxx killed the national anthem. And by killed it I mean it was like road kill. #PacWins— Dustin Belt (@dbeltwrites) May 3, 2015
When Jamie Foxx started saying Hallelujah... pic.twitter.com/3dFpRDy266— moneymakingscoop (@scoop5__) May 3, 2015
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Even Jake Gyllenhaal was spotted laughing uncontrollably in the audience:
A lot of people wondered why Beyonce wasn’t asked to perform at the match:
But there were others who thought the performance was OK and all the fuss was unnecessary:
Jamie foxx did not do bad for the national anthem. It was funny but it wasn't bad. Lol— A Queen (@__BiancaMariel) May 4, 2015
Only caught half of it but thought Jamie Foxx did a good job with the Star-Spangled Banner. People will complain about any old bollocks— Leon Varkalis (@sweatandlies) May 3, 2015
Am I the only one that thought Jamie Foxx’s national anthem wasn’t half bad?— Ryan Southerland (@ryansouth21) May 3, 2015
Let me be the first to say the National Anthem by Jamie Foxx really wasn't as bad as people are proclaiming it to be..— DJ Cloud 9 (@WordToChris) May 3, 2015