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‘Go Ice Your Back’: Fans Give Macy Gray ‘A for Effort’ After Singer Attempts the #DropChallenge

Gramm Award-winning singer Macy Gray has steadily been the topic of discussion on social media following her viral performance of the national anthem at the 2022 NBA All-Star Game, which drew uncontainable smirks from Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James and mixed reactions from critics online. 

The “I Try” crooner is now sticking to the trend after recently uploading a clip of herself partaking in another popular online sensation known as “The Drop Challenge.” Earlier this week, the “Why Didn’t You Call Me” singer took to her Instagram account to share a 17-second video of herself dropping low to the ground as seen done by other stars, including mommy-daughter duo Gabrielle Union and Kaavia “Shady Baby” James, and actress Kerry Washington.

However, unlike other participants, the 54-year-old didn’t get far and soon gave up as Beyonce’s “Partition” played in the background — but several attempts were made. “when you’re 50 and u can’t get all the way down ….” the singer self-deprecatingly captioned the post. 

Still, despite a less than successful outcome, fans were left cracking up as they flooded the singer’s comment section with uplifting comments, including Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Nicole Scherzinger, who wrote, “U did your thing on it sis!!!” Another person commented, “That was more than I could do.”  

“Im 34 And I’m with you,” another person empathized. “And I love you your music makes my not flexible body move just fine.”

“You tried!” a fourth person exhorted. “A for effort, now please go ice your back!”

Gray made headlines last week with her rendition of “The Star-Spangled Banner” during her NBA All-Star Game appearance on Sunday. The moment triggered veteran comedian Marlon Wayans to recall when he and his brother Shawn performed a parody of Gray’s single “I Try” at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards.

Marlon weighed in by sharing the throwback video and writing, “That National Anthem at the #allstargame2022 reminded me of a sketch we did way back. Love you Macy. I think she still hates me for this one.”


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