Las Vegas, NV – ’90s R&B singer Shanice had a huge hit in 1991 with “I Love Your Smile” but has been laying relatively low under ever since. That all changed on Saturday night (January 19) when she sang the National Anthem ahead of the Adrian Broner and Manny Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
— Barrie Wilson (@bazwilson80) January 20, 2019
Unsurprisingly, Twitter had its share of opinions and most people weren’t exactly impressed. There were basically three reactions to her performance. One, ‘Who is Shanice?’ Two, ‘Wow millennials really don’t know who Shanice is!’ and three, ‘What was that?’
Words like “butchered” and “ruining” were thrown around loosely as people struggled to understand what they just witnessed.
Nonetheless, Shanice didn’t seem to think anything was amiss and expressed her gratitude on Instagram.
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Me singing the National Anthem last night… Thank you @mannypacquiao #MannyPacquiao #PacquiaovsBroner#AdrienBroner #boxing #showtime #lasvegas #mgmgrand #showtimeboxing #mgmgrandhotel #nationalanthem #singers #grammynominated #floydmayweather #makeup #performer #amazing #undecided #fightnight #shanice #iloveyoursmile #acapella
Check out some of the reactions below.
— KING (@ThisIsBeeJay) January 20, 2019
Thank u Shanice for ruining the national anthem.
— 2-ONE (@TKOBOXING) January 20, 2019
Shanice being a little too extra with that national anthem in a bad way
— Imer Hernandez (@imerhrnandez) January 20, 2019
— Ndumiso Buthelezi (@Nduh_SA) January 20, 2019
Shanice just fucked the national anthem ALL the way up. The fuck man. #PacBroner
— Carolina Girl (@ItsMeAngieMarie) January 20, 2019
Shanice Wilson: *Sings national anthem*
— Red Man (@datnigoverthere) January 20, 2019
#Shanice just BUTCHERED the National Anthem. One of these worst I’ve ever heard.
— ✯ⓒommon Sense✯ ☜ (@SM1TH80) January 20, 2019
Shanice @ the national anthem pic.twitter.com/gpw4dC5BNh
— thugga01' (@delinquenthoe) January 20, 2019
— JBungz ?? (@JamieBungar) January 20, 2019
What song did Shanice just sing? ?????♀️
— B. Nicole (@B_Nicxle) January 20, 2019
Shanice singing this national anthem like pic.twitter.com/B4UBZ76oz5
— Patrick Pryor (@_PatrickPryor) January 20, 2019
What Shanice doing???? pic.twitter.com/JEFthBUTie
— The Ghost of BCS Computer's past (@BlackSportsNW) January 20, 2019
— Goose Springsteen (@GooseC1) January 20, 2019
Ring Announcer: Please welcome, Shanice.
— Rodriguez™ (@Rodriguez2692) January 20, 2019
— joe (@glendalegarbage) January 20, 2019
I’d like to thank Fergie for inspiring the Shanice national anthem rendition
— Creamed spinach ??️? (@vanillacorta) January 20, 2019
— Fets (@Fei_Dao) January 20, 2019