Contact Us

Mary J. Blige Responds to Release of Burger King Ad: ‘I Would Never Allow It’


Mary J. Blige has finally addressed the controversial Burger King ad which featured the revered singer belting out an ode to the Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap, claiming she had never approved the “unfinished” ad to air.

“I agreed to be a part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence,” Blige told TMZ, in a statement. “Unfortunately, that’s not what was happening in that clip.”

The ad has since been removed from Burger King’s YouTube hub, after causing a serious backlash.

“I understand my fans being upset by what they saw,” Blige continued. “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.”

Burger King has confirmed that the ad aired “before all of the licensing and final approvals were obtained … We would like to apologize to Mary J. and all of her fans for airing an ad that was not final.”

The final ad, which Blige is rumored to have received $2 million for, will reportedly be released shortly.

Watch Mary J. Blige’s Burger King Ad

Watch Mary J. Blige’s “Mr. Wrong”

Recommended for You

Around the Web

Best of TheBoombox

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for The Boombox quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!