Behind the Video: Mary J. Blige – ’25/8′

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige takes charge on set of the video for “25/8,” the first single from her upcoming album My Life II… The Journey Continues (Act I) (Nov. 21). Filmed by director Diane Martel, the R&B veteran puts on her red boots and takes to the streets of New York City. In an additional scene, she performs choreographed moves with her troupe of male dancers while dressed in the military-inspired uniform that she rocked on “Dancing With the Stars.”

“The song ’25/8’ is about not having enough time to spend with someone,” explained Mary of the Eric Hudson production. “It’s like the ultimate love when you’re having fun, time just seems to fly.”

Go behind the scenes with MJB and look for the video’s premiere later this month.



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54 Comments

  1. Kayla

    It looks like it’s gonna be a great video! Go Mary!

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    MyLifeII Reply:

    @Kayla, And i can’t wait to see it!!

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  2. Yeezy & HOV

    MJB la reine du hip hop soul ^^

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  3. Stalker

    This will fail, as will the album. She’s still the Queen though…

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    latonya Reply:

    @Stalker, you ain’t even here right now. The album is the sequel to my life. The sequel-curse is not gonna affect this album, mary j is too great.

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    Jane Doe Reply:

    @Stalker, you sound real stupid. You better respect this ICON.

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    The_livingproof Reply:

    @Jane Doe, He better respect her because she coming to snatch wigs when the sales add up!!

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    MJBSLAYS Reply:

    @Stalker, You can’t call Mary the Queen if you feel she going fail #staymad

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  4. South Carolina Boy

    Waiting for the Queen to take over!! #Twentyfiveeight

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  5. hating is for suckas and getting money is for winners

    @stalker ..i dont know about that her fanbase is very supportive her last album sold 335,000units and i think she will sell more than that this time she is maryjblige she always sells

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    MyLifeII Reply:

    @hating is for suckas and getting money is for winners, Lets show them #maryfans are made of!!

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  6. GT

    THIS IS THE REAL QUEEN BEYONCE AINT NO QUEEN !!!!!!!

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  7. MGB

    LOOKS HOT! CAN’T WAIT! LOVE THAT SONG TOO!!!

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  8. diego

    Its funny how people write Mary off but when first week sales come out Mary is gonna spank Rihanna ass who on this board be havin like 200 comments on anything she dose but when album sales come out she will underwhelm like always while Mary will smash watch

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    MyLifeII Reply:

    @diego, #POAW!!!

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    MaryJBligeNews Reply:

    @diego, This is true!

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  9. Jane Doe

    Yes, this is my #1 lady. The Undisputed Queen of Hip Hop Soul. MyLifeII will be epic. She’s getting great reviews for this album, just hope it doesn’t leak.

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  10. South Carolina Boy

    Mary coming to prove to all the people why she is still relevant 20 yrs later. Still can sell out shows with or without a single on the radio!! She kills people with her old shit, and still making hit!!! #TWENTYFIVEEIGHT premieres tomorrow!! Get with it!!

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  11. South Carolina Boy

    @Stalker– Rihanna may have alot of #1 singles to her name, but can she say the same about #1 albums. Mary has had 9 albums to go #1 on the R&B CHARTS, 4 ALBUMS to go #1 on the Billboard 200. And come November 21st, we going for 5!! #TEAMMJB

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  12. TWENTFIVE8

    yay!!! for mjb 20 yrs

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  13. MJBFOREVER

    CAN’T WAIT FOR THE VIDEO!!!!!!!! <3 you Mary!! coming to see you tonight!!

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  14. MJBSLAYS

    Watch out for the video tomorrow on VEVO!!!

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  15. Floridaboy

    People don’t need to cast Mary away like she aint been doing the damn thang. Watch her slay tomorrow!! #BETCHA

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  16. The_livingproof

    Mary is the true testament of how a women can survive in this business through trials and tribulations, she has overcome!! Now that’s the living proof!!

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  17. MyLifeII

    Damn, loving those boots Mary!! Girl you be #killindem

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  18. LuvHer

    YAY!!! Can’t wait for the QUEEN to show & tell

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  19. TheLivingLegend

    Plz Mary is a living legend, she aint worried about sales!! She doing good things for foundation, perfume, and still doing her damn thing!! stay mad!!

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  20. EverybodyknowthequeenismeMJB

    Since Nicki Fans do it, why not me, I’ma get Mary in the top news, since people sleep on the QUEEN OF HIP HOP SOUL

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  21. Moe

    MARY NEVER DISAPPOINTS. say what you want but her album will sell….WELL. check her credentials. men LIE, women LIE, numbers DON’T. :)

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    prettybrwndelta Reply:

    @Moe, Soooo true

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  22. prettybrwndelta

    I need another hour and a day so I can love you 25/8 ♥ -Mary J. Blige

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  23. Y-U-MAD

    Dnt Mad because your fav won’t last until 20 yrs!! Go Get them Mary!!

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  24. 25/8

    I would of never thought of an extra hour and a day!! Go Mary!!

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  25. Love You Mary

    Looking Like a Million Dollars – You Cant Help But Love Her

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  26. 40Neverlookedsogood

    Mary I love you, i’m buying 5 copies of your new cd. I’ve been there from My life, what’s the 411, share my world, & mary!! You do it ma

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  27. 40Neverlookedsogood

    I love it Mary!! I’m getting 5 copies of the new cd

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  28. Musiqsoulknick

    Mary is the Queen…This single WILL NOT fail. Mary makes classic music, she comes different ever time instead of following the trend. #shade Don’t expect Mary to try to come with a pop/dance single, cuz that’s not her. She has songs that you can listen to 20 years from now!!!…Please don’t hate on the queen!

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  29. Marysjoint

    My Life11 is gonna be AMAZING !! Cant wait to see the 25/8 Vid- Loving everything Mary J Gives us -Still as relevant today as shes always been-Go Mary Go Mary

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    The_livingproof Reply:

    @Marysjoint, YASSSSSSS!! #maryjanes!!

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  30. EatMoreBran

    YeS! Mary is giving me everything I need

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    The_livingproof Reply:

    @EatMoreBran, #maryjanes in full effect!!!!

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  31. Marysjoint

    Mary’s new album is gonna be a Multi-Buy cos getting just One Copy (just like 24/7) ” AINT ENOUGH “

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  32. iNewYorker

    The Queen is coming. She’s the quite before the storm. She won’t retire…the fans won’t let her.

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    The_livingproof Reply:

    @iNewYorker, You are right about that!! #maryjanes!!

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  33. MaryJBligeNews

    Fuck it up Mother Mary! Omg! I LOVE for this footage!

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    The_livingproof Reply:

    @MaryJBligeNews, Yesssssssss!!! #maryjanes

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  34. The_livingproof

    #maryjanes got days and days of love for the Queen of Hip Hop Soul!! She coming, like she said, It Aint Over Til It’s Over!!

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  35. MjbDaMvp

    Yessssssssss Mary is about 2 slay the world

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  36. nufsed

    Hott!! She bout to SLAY! I guess some thinks she will do poorly, because Bey did poorly. Yea, right! Lol..

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    The_livingproof Reply:

    @nufsed, Not a chance.. She will do better than “4″ sales & plus she got Beyonce on the album!! #QUEENMARY

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  37. Jane Doe

    Mary has put it down for 20 yrs & she is ultra successful. Guess what: She achieved massive success with her CLOTHES on. #POW BITCHES. Bow down to the #QUEEN.

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  39. Hugh

    QUEEN OF HIP HOP SOUL

    I’m exited for the album.

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  40. Disco SA

    My Life II is gonna be the BOMB!!! MJB brought Joburg to a standstill last time the Queen was in S
    A. 2 million 1st week

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