Christina Aguilera's National Anthem oops: Super bowl singer issues a statement
When she flubbed the line, social media began buzzing, as it does. Zap2it readers responded in droves. Some demanded an apology and called her unpatriotic and a disgrace to the country. Others attributed the screw-up to nerves and said she deserved a little more compassion from football fans.
Aguilera, who attended the game with new boyfriend Matthew Rutler (above), issued a speedy statement in response to the controversy. "I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of it's anthem still came through."
The singer, who hails from Pittsburgh, got her start singing at Pittsburgh Penguins, Pirates, and yes, Steelers games as a child, beginning when she was 11 years old, so singing in a stadium was nothing new to her.