Mary J. Blige Talks Burger King Commercial Backlash

June 30, 2012

Mary J. Blige is finally opening up about the Burger King commercial that drew backlash from fans saying the ad was racist toward African-Americans. The singer previously said the ad was released online prematurely and she had not signed-off on what Burger King released. 

"I would never just bust out singing about chicken and chicken wings. It hurt my feelings and crushed me for two days. I understood the laughter and the jokes and the stuff that was happening -- you're supposed to do that when something like that happens -- but the thing that hurt me is when people were starting to say vicious, negative things that didn't have [anything] to do with that. It exposed everyone and everything in my life and showed me who my friends are," Blige said. "I want to apologize to everyone that was offended or thought I would do something so disrespectful to our culture. I would never do anything like that purposely." 

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