"That was some arrangement, though," the ABC late-night host says while addressing pop star's widely ridiculed performance.
"I feel like I need to address something that happened Sunday night at the NBA All-Star Game," Kimmel said during his monologue Tuesday night. "Somehow, I became a part of a national anthem fiasco."
"I just want to say, the reason I was smiling is because I love the national anthem so much. That's the face I make when I really love a song. That was some arrangement, though. In hindsight, trying to work in the words 'my humps, my humps, my lovely lady lumps' may have been a mistake," he joked.
Nonetheless, Kimmel didn't even realize his genuine reaction was caught on-camera until his phone started blowing up with text messages.
But after receiving a lot of backlash from fans and Hollywood alike, Fergie publicly apologized in a statement saying she was "honored and proud to perform the national anthem." The former Black Eyed Peas singer continued to explain that although she considers herself a "risk taker artistically," she fully understands that "this rendition didn't strike the intended one."
"Here's the thing about taking risks," Kimmel said pivoting to her apology. "When it comes to the national anthem, don't. Don't take risks when you're doing brain surgery, don't take risks when you're driving a school bus or singing the national anthem. Just regular is fine."
But with that being said, Kimmel also isn't positive how Francis Scott Key wanted "The Star Spangled Banner" to be performed when he wrote it.
"Maybe he wanted it to be sexy. Same thing with our neighbors up north -- maybe their National Anthem is supposed to be, 'Oh Canada!'" Kimmel said in his sexy voice.