Flea responds to critics of his National Anthem performance: “People who like music liked it”

Red Hot Chili Peppers members bassist chose to perform Star Spangled Banner solo, using just his bass


Flea was tasked with performing the National Anthem at Kobe Bryant’s final professional basketball game in Los Angeles earlier this week. The Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist opted to do the whole thing solo, using just a bass guitar, making for one of the unique performances of the Star Spangled Banner in recent memory.  Not everyone was a fan, however.

Today, TMZ caught up with Flea and asked him to respond to critics of his performance. “I don’t care, man,” he responded. “I know that people who like music liked it. I thought it was beautiful. I really don’t have any concern for little small minds that get frustrated when they get blown. I like the big minds.”

Watch Flea’s response to TMZ below.


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