Mary J. Blige's Follow Up of the Day

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Mary J. Blige's Follow Up of the Day
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Mary J. Blige has commented on her pulled Burger King ad, and the "Be Without You" singer says the spot was not what she expected.

"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 told TMZ. "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."

The commercial (above) appeared on the King's YouTube channel yesterday, only to be pulled hours later as fans criticized the clip.

The fast food company said the ad was released "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 burger chain says a new version of the spot will be released soon.

[TMZ]

Mary J. Blige's Burger King Controversy of the Day

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Mary J. Blige's new ad for Burger King struck such a bad note with fans that it was pulled from the fast food chain's YouTube channel just hours after it appeared.

The new ad features the singer shilling the King's new Crispy Chicken Snack Wrap. She stands on a table, singing "Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing, wrapped up in a tasty flour tortilla" to the tune of her song "Don't Mind."

Many fans called it cheap, others have accused her of selling out, and many more have pointed out that the ad is offensive and racist.

Other celebrities such as Jay Leno, Salma Hayek, and David Beckham have done ads for the same campaign, but Telly Award-winning advertising copywriter Thembisa S. Mshaka points out that Blige "is the only one who is rude, terse, and invasive."

"Mary appears out of nowwhere, mad for no reason, over the contents of a chicken wrap," writes Mshaka, "which she proceeds to outline in a song where she's not so much singing as belting."

What do you think of the ad? Leave your thoughts after the jump.

[RapfixMTV]