Flavor Flav of Public Enemy performs onstage during the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2023, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for iHeartRadio) 

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Flavor Flav’s viral national anthem performance at the Milwaukee Bucks game against the Atlanta Hawks on October 29 has taken the internet by storm.  

The founding member of Public Enemy, known for his iconic clock necklaces, sunglasses, and distinctive style, delivered a memorable rendition of the national anthem while wearing a Bucks jersey. 

Shortly after the performance, social media platforms, including X (formerly known as Twitter), were flooded with reactions from viewers. Many people expressed their thoughts and feelings about Flavor Flav’s performance, with some praising his unique and energetic rendition, while others shared their surprise and amusement at the unexpected but entertaining moment.  

Overall, Flavor Flav’s rendition of the national anthem became a trending topic, and it added a touch of excitement to the game, making it a memorable event for both fans and online audiences. 

One user, speaking to the unconventional choice to have a rapper like Flav take on the national anthem, wrote, “Flava Flav singing the National Anthem at an NBA game just definitely convinced me I’m not dreaming big enough.” Another shared similar sentiments, writing, “I just wanna know, who in [sic] the meeting raised their hand and said ‘let’s book Flava Flav.’” 

The performance immediately brought some nostalgia to social media as well, as many were reminded of other infamous national anthem renditions at NBA games, including Fergie’s rendition in 2018. One user wrote, “fergie walked so flavor flav can run.” 

Many users also stated how they were pleasantly surprised with Flav’s singing capabilities. “I was ready to laugh, and up applauding,” a poster said on X. “I know Fergie somewhere upset that Flavor Flav’s version of The National Anthem isn’t as bad as hers.” Another, sang his praises, writing, “Flavor Flav gave our anthem all the reverence it deserves and then some, and anyone who says otherwise is a certified hater.” 

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