For the second time since controversy erupted regarding her appearance in a Burger King ad, Mary J. Blige opened up about the ad and the reactions to the short-lived YouTube video. Blige told Hot 97’s Angie Martinez, “I wanted to crawl under the bed.””It was never a chicken commercial. It was about a sandwich. And I was singing about the ingredients in the sandwich.”
Blige stated that many hip-hop artists reached out to her privately and understood that she wasn’t trying to further stereotypes regarding African-Americans and chicken.
“It was sold to me that it would be shot in an iconic way. I would never just bust out singing about chicken and chicken wings. It hurt my feelings and crushed me for two days.” said Blige.
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