RHCP’S Flea ripped apart for National Anthem performance

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Red Hot Chili Pepper’s Flea may have to go hide under a bridge.

The bassist was ripped apart on social media Tuesday night after performing his bass-only rendition of the National Anthem at Kobe Bryant’s final game.

The 53-year-old, a lifelong Lakers fan, delivered his usual animated stage antics and even banged his head along to the “Star-Spangled Banner.”


Before riffing off the bizarre take to Francis Scott’s Key iconic ballad, the musician, born Michael Balzary, sang Bryant high praises.

All around the world ... people are hating on Flea.ESPN 2

All around the world … people are hating on Flea.

“Kobe gave us so much. I just feel grateful to have been able to enjoy it,” he told the L.A. Times.

Later, his butchered patriotic performance set Twitter afire, with an increasing stream of tweets blasting the absurd sendoff for Bryant.

Here is some of what the internet had to say:

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