Blige, Clinton interview clips face ridicule online
A pair of clips teasing Mary J. Blige’s interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show “The 411” isn’t winning over social media users.
The teaser featuring the R&B singer crooning Bruce Springsteen’s “American Skin (41 Shots)” before clasping hands with Clinton was mocked online after it was released Tuesday by Apple.
Inae Oh of Mother Jones wrote in in a story titled “Someone Please Explain What the Hell Is Going on With This Mary J. Blige, Hillary Clinton Interview” that the clips “created far more confusion than the excitement Apple likely intended.”
Springsteen wrote “American Skin (41 Shots)” about the 1999 police shooting death of Guinean immigrant Amadou Diallo.
“The 411 with Mary J. Blige” is set to debut Sept. 30.