Flea -- Rips 'Small-Minded' Critics ... My Nat'l Anthem Was Beautiful'
FleaRips 'Small-Minded' CriticsMy Nat'l Anthem Was Beautiful'
4/15/2016 12:29 PM PT
Flea tells TMZ Sports ... he knows there's been some harsh criticism when it comes to his rendition of the National Anthem at Kobe's farewell game -- but says the critics are just "small-minded" haters.
As we previously reported, Flea's instrumental version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" didn't go over so well with the masses ... the NY Daily News said he may have to go "hide under a bridge."
So, how does Flea feel about it?
"I don't care man," Flea said of the criticism ... "I know that people who liked music liked it. I thought it was beautiful."
He added, "I really don't have any concern for little small minds that get frustrated when they get blown ... I like big minds."