Mary J. Blige Addresses Her Critics Following Hillary Clinton Interview Teaser: ‘Shut The F*** Up’

Apple Music is tapping into the minds of its users by getting political.

Shortly after Monday night’s U.S. Presidential debate, the streaming service released a teaser for its upcoming special where Mary J. Blige interviews Hillary Clinton.

Dubbed “The 411 with Mary J. Blige”, the emotional interview sees the R&B singer discuss the Black Lives Matter movement with the Democratic nominee.

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A teaser for the interview features the music icon grasping Clinton’s hand as she sings Bruce Springsteen’s 2000 song “American Skin (41 Shots)”. “If an officer stops you. Always be polite, and never ever run away. Promise momma you’ll keep your hands inside. Is it a gun? Is it a knife? Is it a wallet? This is your life. It ain’t no secret. It ain’t no secret, no secret my friend. You can get killed just for living in your American skin,” she sings to Clinton, who looked visibly moved by the song’s lyrics.

“I just want to know, where do we go from here?” Blige asked.

The teaser was met with mixed reactions, as some deemed the clip awkward and derided the singer. Soon after, Blige responded to her detractors, tweeting (then deleting), “EVERYBODY SHUT THE F**K UP!!!!!! #takethat #Haters #crabinabarrel #simpleminded #411.”

The complete episode premieres September 30.



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