Minnie Driver Flubs National Anthem, Jokes About Deportation

Is Minnie Driver being deported to England? That’s what the actress joked after flubbing the National Anthem on Saturday.

Before kicking off the L.A. Dodgers game on Saturday, Minnie Driver took to the mic to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Instead of pulling it off, Driver flubbed up the lyrics. Driver sang the lyric, “O’er the ramparts we hailed, were so gallantly streaming.” Instead of, “O’er the ramparts we watch’d, were so gallantly streaming.”

Immediately, people started to point out the error, as many people tend to do when anyone flubs up the lyrics to the “Star-Spangled Banner.” Driver tweeted about the error and seemed to be in high spirits.

“Gosh, I sang ‘hailed’ instead of ‘watched’ during the Nat Anthem last night. What can I say? I am an imperfect human being. I think that’s ok… For some reason I sang ‘o’er the ramparts we hailed…’ On the upside, I was in tune!!!! And my son had a blast.”

Although she faced some major backlash for flubbing the lyrics to the song, she kept her humor about the whole thing by retweeting, “So when are you being deported exactly?” while adding, “I think in about half an hour…”

Driver also handled the hecklers, too.

She retweeted this.

And then she decided to reply to this one Twitter user.

Minnie is in good company with her flub. James Taylor messed up the National Anthem when he started to sing “America the Beautiful” instead of the “Star-Spangled Banner.” He quickly realized his flub and fell right in track. Later on in the game, he did go on to sing “America the Beautiful.”

Driver also joins Taylor Swift, R. Kelly, Christina Aguilera, The Fray, Steven Tyler, Michael Bolton, Carl Lewis, and Roseanne Barr, as they flubbed up their performances in their own way.

Check out Minnie Driver’s blunder below.

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