After many wondered aloud why superstar singer Mary J. Blige would agree to be in a Burger commercial singing about chicken wraps, she decided to explain.

According to Mary, the commercia we saw–which Burger King pulled from its YouTube channel–wasn’t what she agreed to.

“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,” she told TMZ.

She continued: “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.”

Mary J.isn’t the only celeb Burger King has recruited to star in its commercials. Superstar footballer David Beckham and talk show host Jay Leno both appear in new ads, which the company hopes will help it revamp its image.

Burger King still plans to release the “finished” Mary J. Blige ad, so I guess we’ll just have to wait and see if its more in line with the original idea.

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  1. Amber

    I finally watched a clip of it (TMZ’s posted above)- it was actually pretty ridiculous & made me laugh. If this was the version that was initially online, although a little poor taste to have any black woman singing about chicken, it was kinda funny. In my opinion, this is a case of hyper-sensitivity. And in case anyone wonders, I’m a black woman.

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  2. mamareese

    I think she had them take it down cause she sounded bad….not necessarily what she was singing about….she sounded awful. Aw Mary…hope you plan to give them back they paper……

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  3. “…fun and creative…” ok. I?’m not offended by the commercial. Anyone singing about food is always weird, But how did MJB not know she was singing about chicken & tortilla? really? c’mon….

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  4. idk what the big deal is.. its just a commercial.

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  5. Cannot stop laughing at this commercial, and at LN’s comment. Yeah, not sure I understand what Mary is trying to say cause she looks as though she knows what’s going on in the commercial. She can sing about whatever she wants, everyone has a price, but the commercial itself was just terribly done.

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