Mary J Blige Burger King advert pulled after "buffoonery" criticism
The soul singer appeared in a series of commercials for the fast food chain that also included David Beckham and Jay Leno.
However, her advertisement - which featured her singing passionately about chicken - was criticised for being stereotypical in some areas about the black community.
The black women-oriented website Madame Noire described it as "buffoonery".
However, Burger King representatives have insisted that the ad was taken off the air due to licensing issues, and hope to bring it back soon. They apologised for "airing an ad that was not final".
"I agreed to be part of a fun and creative campaign that was supposed to feature a dream sequence," Mary J Blige told TMZ.
"Unfortunately, that's not what was happening in that clap. 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 Blige released her latest album My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act 1) in November.
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