Mary J. Blige has been tapped to sing the National Anthem at this years Kentucky Derby but ever since the announcement was made on Monday people have been flooding the telephone lines at a local TV station insisting Mary was a poor choice...
And it has nothing to do with the new chicken wraps.
WHAS 11 in Kentucky claims they've received dozens of calls and emails fearing Mary J. Blige might jazz up The National Anthem too much.
The Director of Communications and Media Services at Churchill Downs blew off the complaints in a statement to the media,
“We've hosted the Derby for 137 years, we're quick to find out that you can't please everybody all the time but Mary J. Blige is a very exciting and talented individual that we can't wait to host on Derby day”