Singing about crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, cheese and a tortilla at random was not what Mary J. Blige signed up for when she shot an ad for Burger King.
Addressing the now controversial advertisement, which was pulled from YouTube and other sites due to “licensing issues,” Blige says what fans saw online earlier this week was not a finished product.
“I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence. Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip,” Blige said late Wednesday.”I understand my fans being upset by what they saw. But, if you’re a Mary fan, you have to know I would never allow an unfinished spot like the one you saw go out.”
Adding to what Blige told TMZ, Burger King apologized to the Queen of Hip Hop/soul claiming the ad was leaked before “final approvals” were made.
“We would like to apologize to Mary J. and all of her fans for airing an ad that was not final,” said Burger King.
As previously reported, Burger King plans to launch a completed ad featuring Blige.
It is unclear if any footage from the now infamous commercial will be used.