Last Lap: Mary J. Blige Is NOT Happy With Burger King For Airing “Unfinished” Spot

by (@unclegrambo)

MARY J. BLIGE TURNS HER BACK ON CRISPY CHICKEN SNACK WRAPS
We stand by our initial feelings of appreciation for the Queen of Hip Hop Soul’s new commercial for Burger King, mainly because we’ve never seen MJB be so self-effacing before. However, no matter her station in life, drama always seems to find her. She tells TMZ that “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.” [TMZ]

MARY, FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, THE BARENAKED LADIES ARE FANS, TOO!
Ed Robertson and Tyler Stewart of the Barenaked Ladies appeared on VH1′s Big Morning Buzz Live this morning and declared their appreciation for the new commercial. They even worked a few references to the commercial into their hit, “One Week”! [VH1.COM]


#REALWAVE LIVES ON!
Remember when we wrote about #realwave? Well, esteeemed music critic Nitsuh Abebe just penned a thinkpiece in this week’s NY Mag that covers much of the same ground, only he doesn’t actually refer to it as “realwave.” We had dibs on this idea, but glad to see that it’s zeitgeisty! [Vulture]

WILL NICKI MINAJ‘S FIRST WEEK SALES OF ROMAN RELOADED DISAPPOINT?
According to estimates, the first week sales of Nicki Minaj’s sophomore LP will be in the 200,000-225,000 range. That’s a steep decline from Pink Friday‘s first week sales of 375,000 copies. [Popdust]