Mr. Wrong

Album: My Life II...The Journey Continues (Act I) (2011)
Charted: 87
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  • Mary J. continues to attract the wrong type of man. According to this somber cut, she keeps falling for bad boys despite what her family tells her. "Bad boys ain't no good/ Good boys ain't no fun," sings Mary. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is joined on the song by a bad, bad lover, the Toronto MC Drake. "Don't it seem like I'm always there when it matters, but missing most of the other time, a terrible pattern," he confesses. The song was debuted by Mary on Angie Martinez's Hot 97 show and released as the second single from her My Life II... The Journey Continues (Act I) album.
  • The R&B-esque tune was written and co-produced by Rico Love. The songwriter told Rap-Up.com that he based it on his own chequered love life. "It's an extremely soulful song that expresses the true level of love that a woman can have for a man who simply is no good for her," said Love. "I wrote it because in many ways I am Mr. Wrong."
  • Rico Love came up with the song when he was working in the studio with Jim Jonsin. He told The Boombox: "It came to me when I heard the chorus to the song. It's pretty fast the way my process is - I don't over-think; I don't sit down and come up with concepts. Usually the music kinda tells me what to say. I kinda figure out instantly what I feel like a track is gonna say. With 'Mr. Wrong,' I felt like it described myself and my relationships that I have with women. Same as [Melanie Fiona's] '4AM' - it's kinda autobiographical for me. I'm just describing what I've heard women in my life say to me."
  • This isn't the first time Blige and Drake collaborated. The rapper also showed up on her 2009 single "The One."
  • The music video, directed by Diane Martel ("25/8"), opens with Blige emerging from a music box. Surrounded by disco balls and smoke, she performs by herself until she gets her groove on with a troupe of female backing dancers.

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