Mary J. Blige Replaced Kanye West With ASAP Rocky For A Dramatic New Version Of ‘Love Yourself’

Senior Music Writer
05.26.17


Kanye West has reigned as one of the biggest stars in the music world over the last decade and change. Getting him to provide a guest appearance on one of your new tracks is a major coup for any artist, which is why it’s kind of surprising to learn that Mary J. Blige has shared a new version of her latest single “Love Yourself” without one of the best Yeezy features he’s delivered in a minute. Instead, this latest iteration comes with some brand new bars from ASAP Rocky.

In addition to the new song, Mary J. has also unveiled a brand new video as well, that was premiered on Complex. Directed by Taj & Dre, the clip was shot in both Los Angeles and New York, and it’s overflowing with opulent cars, golden room, and fur coats. Rocky himself takes over ably for Kanye, delivering a flow where he raps about “Murder for hire I require finer taste / Like the stage setting fire to the whole Empire State.”

I’ll leave it up to you as to which version you like better. You can check out the video for “Love Yourself,” featuring ASAP Rocky above and compare it to the original version with Kanye West below.

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