New Video: Mary J. Blige – ‘Why? (ft. Rick Ross)’

Published: Wednesday 9th May 2012 by Sam

The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul, Mary J. Blige, today unveiled the video for ‘Why?’ – latest single to be lifted from her Gold-selling ‘My Life II’ opus.

Watch MJB and guest-star Rick Ross in action below…

Solid. Very much so, at that.

A fact rendered bitter-sweet when considering that the album is almost at its curtain-call. Why wasn’t the gloss and grandeur apportioned to this video also employed for its lead and most important releases (’25/8′ and ‘Mr. Wrong’)?

In any case, what’s done is done (including the album). Here’s hoping lessons have been learned going into the next outing.

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  1. Mely B May 9, 2012

    This is one of the stand-out tracks on this album. Re your comments about the videos – you know r&b doesn’t get the big budget for videos anymore which can lend a low-rent quality to the production. The rollout of this album was all wrong & I think Mary had a hand in it – SOMEONE TO LOVE ME shouldn’t have been the soft lead and 25/8 should not have been released as a single @ all! Like I said, WHY is a really good track but it’s too little, too late to salvage this album.

  2. Darius May 9, 2012

    Its never too late Mary j managed to sell 600 thousand records without a pop radio smash and the video looks very high budget to me what us gonna happen is record sales are going up up up I’m glad Mary is continuing to promote my life 2 haters will hate

  3. aishaaguilerakeys May 9, 2012

    Nice vid, nice song. Go Mary! I like.nThis isn’t the first time she works w/ RR, though, guess she likes it.

  4. Dunk May 9, 2012

    This is a great track and the album has a number of great songs on it, no point in looking at the artist when they have low rent videos in this day and age where R&B is not selling, i hope Mary continues to push the labum for awhile as it is great!

  5. johnb May 9, 2012

    the video is well put together. it is the best so far off the album! i cant wait for don’t mind

  6. pat May 9, 2012

    great song title WHY? as in why are u still promoting this flop album

  7. johnb May 9, 2012


    May 9, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    great song title WHY? as in why are u still promoting this flop album

    ummm hater much? and mary has never had one flop album so you need to get your fax together!

  8. BmoreK May 9, 2012

    It doesnt matter if its only gold… This CD is awesome IJS open your ears to something worth listening to.

  9. Tiny May 9, 2012

    Love this song, was one of my fav from the album.

  10. Darius May 9, 2012

    Album sold 600 000 how is that a flop b******

  11. RoyalKev May 9, 2012

    The video wasn’t bad. I think Mary looked great in the beginning and towards the end in all white. If I’m honest, I just don’t LOVE the song. I actually thought this album was crap when I first heard it and then after I gave it a good listen I had a completely different opinion. I wish her singles were organized better.

    I liked Mr. Wrong as a single choice (but it was released too early). I preferred the order of releases to have been released this way: Don’t Mind, 25/8(with a better video), Mr.Wrong(with a better video) and then a wrap-up with Empty Prayers(which is phenomenal).

  12. Darshelle Jones May 9, 2012
  13. Jessica May 9, 2012

    @Pat: Where is your album?? oh that’s right…. nowhere= FLOP!!! LMAO!!! Pat, do yourself a favor- go and sing Little Miss Muffett and Mary Has A Little Lamb and learn the words and go from there to get a record deal, loser!!!

    Anyways, I love this track and this is why she is called ” The Queen of Hip-Hop & R&B” for 20+ years, I can’t wait for Act 2 cd next!!!

  14. ANTHONY May 9, 2012


  15. SHUH May 9, 2012

    Mary J. Blige does not do flop albums. She can still sell an album like it’s nobodys business. Keep reigning Mary!

  16. swagg May 9, 2012

    smh u youngsters or old dummies have no clue about the music biz and neither does sam if he thinks an album thats been gold a while and been out for 6months and its an urban release is a flop in 2012..thats great that she has had no top 20 hits and managed this it will prob b plat after summer if she continues to promote..alot of classic albums didnt seel like hot cakes at first but ended up doing really well due to promotion and singles its harder but it does happen

  17. lyric commander lee May 9, 2012

    this is the feeling i was hoping to get from her new project- classic mary! love it!

  18. Duane Da Vinci May 9, 2012

    (Waits for Deveal to post his Rant)…..

  19. Darianna Jones May 9, 2012

    I love Mary J. Blige, but she could have released better singles. There were so many other good songs on that CD that could have been released that would have had a greater impact than the ones she came out with. Hell, even the “Ain’t Nobody” cover could have done some damage. But (sigh), hopefully Part 2 will offer us more

  20. antertain May 9, 2012

    The real MJB is back.
    This is all she needs to do.
    Maybe snag one last video with Beyonce.
    I’d drop off my seat if a video for Love A Woman came.

  21. divaonthereal May 9, 2012

    MJB you really need to release and do a video for the collaboration of you and Beyonce “A Woman’s Love”. That song is fire and -it need to be released.

  22. Lenny May 10, 2012

    God is a new platinum for today’s standarts.

  23. Lenny May 10, 2012

    Gold is a new platinum for today’s standarts.

  24. Leo May 10, 2012

    Great video at last! Lavish. I missed this kinda work from Mary. Yes!!!!

  25. Johnb May 10, 2012

    Someone stated she didn’t get a top 20 hit off this album …. Actually mr. Wrong made it to number ten on r&b charts and got Mary her 23rd top 10 she has the most top tens as a female artist now even more than Mariah Carey so how is anything Mary does consider a flop ? Ok I thought so

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