Mary J. has kept silent on the Burger King commercial controversy that had people up in arms about the singer singing about the fast food chain’s chicken wraps, claiming it perpetuated negative African-American stereotypes. But Blige confided to Angie Martinez on Hot 97 about how the backlash truly affected her.
The singer explains that she was unhappy with the final edit, saying she wanted to “crawl under the bed” when she found the commercial while surfing the internet for her remix to Fat Joe’s “Another Round.” “I was told to that I would be shot in an iconic way…It hurt my feelings. It crushed me for like two days,” explains the “Mr. Wrong” singer.
Despite the final cut of which she didn’t approve, she understands where the backlash came from and offered an apology. “I want to apologize to everyone that was offended or thought that I would do something so disrespectful to our culture,” she said. “I would never do anything like that purposely. I thought I was doing something right, so forgive me…it was something I always wanted to do and dreamed about and that’s way I did it,” she confessed.
Full interview below: