Mary J. Blige Introduces Starshell on ‘106 & Park’

Starshell and Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige brightened up the set of “106 & Park” with her appearance on Monday. Wearing a yellow blazer, cheetah-print top, and cat-eye glasses, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul introduced Starshell, a singer-songwriter signed to her label Matriarch Records.

Starshell, who co-wrote “Love Lockdown” with Kanye West, met Mary through a producer who knew Mary’s husband Kendu. “She’s honest about who she is,” the R&B veteran said of her protégée. “She’s not trying to be something she’s not. She’s just a good person and her work drive and her work ethic is crazy. What really made me want to sign her is her work ethic. It was a blessing to find someone that was willing to work that hard.”

A strong work ethic is something they share in common. “Mary has been in the game for so long and she’s just the queen of what she does,” said Starshell, who premiered the video for her single “Birthday Girl.” “She’s the realest person you’ll ever meet and she works really hard.”

On the three-year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death, Mary recalled having a crush on a young MJ. “I wanted to marry him when we were kids,” she gushed. “When I saw him in ‘Billie Jean,’ I was like, ‘I’ve got to find him.’”



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44 Comments

  1. Jane Doe

    Yes shout out to my girl MJB for getting her mogul swag on. 20yrs & still doing the damn thing. Respect the #UndisputedQueenofHipHopSoul. #ICON

    Good luck to Starshell & don’t sell your “soul” to the devil for this industry.

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  2. vershun

    That was a dope

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  3. kevin

    This song has a real 70′s/80′s sound to it! Reminded me of Prince/Vanity 6 . She can sing loved her since I heard her other song Superluva hope she becomes big and releases her debut album soon!

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    MinajRules2012.SUX Reply:

    MinajRules2012 get A**-F*cked by their Father everyday!

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    kevin Reply:

    @MinajRules2012.SUX, You are really weird and inappopriate!

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  4. MinajRules2012

    First of all Mary looks like a complete fool..Next, Mary should start producing other artists since she’s not selling anymore and her career has tumbled. Mary needs to really sit down. Her album flopped because she took Queen Minaj off of her album, serves you right, Flop.

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    getcho life Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You dumb bitch Mary has the top selling R&B album this year. Go check the stats bitch before you start rambling shit out ya mouth. And you being a Minaj stan have some nerve to say ANYBODY looks like a fool. Have you looked at your clown ass, bafoon looking idol lately? That clown ass bitch Nicki stay looking like an idiot daily. THe only flop in the neighborhood is Nicki Garbarge. Mary is a grown ass woman, 20+ years strong in the industry and the ONLY artist to have grammys in rnb, hiphop, gospel and pop. Billboard named the mother of R&B the most successful rnb artist in the past 25 years. You’re a peasant who only hopes your fav can accomplish half of what Mary has in her 20 year career. And by the way Mary has charted on the Billboard charts consecutively for the past 20 years. “Mr. Wrong” was her 25th top ten single. Mary is the mother to all these R&B bitches so you can go eat a sick dick

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    Diego Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Maryjblige sold 611,000 just in USA with my life 2 20 years after debut Nikki sold gold do Mary sold more than Nikki Mary breakthrough album sold 730,000 first week then next one did 691,000 first week so go back to ya flop Nikki who after 2 albums already falling off lmao

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    Diego Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Oh didn’t Minaj say this album would sell moe than pink Friday well she is off to a very slow start lmao her buzz is gone this bitch Wont even see half the years Mary has been out

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    love live life Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Marys album didnt even flop though wtf are u talking about? Where do you get your info from seriously shut the fuk up.

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    You Have No say Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, With way less promo than Nicki Minaj Mary’s album has now sold 600’000 copies since it debuted in November 2011. How u gonna call Mary a flop when Nicki couldnt even go Gold off her second album? Sit the fuck down.

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    Diego Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Also FYI Monica would be considered a flop not going gold only selling 170,000 records after 4 months do ya damn research before u come for Mary

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    So tired of this little girl Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, sit down. If u can’t find a seat jump out the emergency exit. Thanks.

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  5. Ramon

    Crispy chicken, fresh lettuce, three cheeses, ranch dressing, wrapped up in a tasty flour tortilla!

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    Lauren Reply:

    @Ramon, LOL! I can’t even look at her now without thinking of that!

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    Jake Reply:

    @Ramon, lmao…that shit kray

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  6. Trin's Back

    Mary has lost it.

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  7. CarlosBonegro

    the name starshell is stupid but shes so beautiful got damn

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  8. Lady J

    Mary doing it big.

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  9. Ninja

    Mary needs to stop wearing those glasses ’cause i makes her look old

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  10. kevin

    @MinajRules2012, Agreed Mary looks like a granny dressed like that while she has talent her time is up and she’d probably find more success as a song-writer for other artists!

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    Kawame Curry Reply:

    @kevin, Lol wow.

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    kevin Reply:

    @Kawame Curry, It’s the truth just saying.

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  11. Bonbon

    Mary & StarShell I love that you’ll are out here doing something productive. Making paper and letting haters do what they do best HATE. Best wishes to both and continued success.

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  12. Raymond

    I was trying my best not to hate on Starshell, but something about her wasn’t doing it for me! I feel like i’ve seen her a million times before (Se7en from Richgirl, Rita Ora, Cassie, etc.) Okay song, but I can’t see her making it beyond 106. Sorry.

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    Issa Reply:

    @Raymond, How in the hell do you mention Cassie in the same sentence with Se7en and Rita Ora?

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  13. Diego

    Haters will hate but Mary still here 20 years later still on charts

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    Hank Reply:

    @Diego, ….singing about the goodness of fried chicken

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  14. Diego

    All y’all hatin ass peeps google Mary j blige read up on all her success bitches who think Minaj doing it big gtfoh does she even have a Grammy not a feature a damn Grammy on her own merit

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  15. LilKimTAKEOVER2012

    LOVE THIS GIRL! SHE HAS THAT ‘IT’ FACTOR! Fuck what anybody say she’s gonna be big.

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    Peter Reply:

    @LilKimTAKEOVER2012, Given your name, you have no right to voice an opinion.

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    FckYouSaidBXTCH Reply:

    @Peter, Lmao ! Cryingggg

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  16. MusicJunkie

    Im loving the Video & song . Something different something Fresh . I Hope Age Blows Up . We need real talent in the game ! & S/O To Mary For Passing The Torch . Not To Many Has Done What Mary Has Accomplished .

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  17. Frankie

    Some of yall act like Mary J. Blige is paying your bills or something…if people don’t like her, that’s THEIR business. Do you think she needs yall defending her? Oh.

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    Diego Reply:

    @Frankie, Yea we need to for u young ass fans that underestimate her accomplishments we are her to remind u ignorant asses that Mary is a damn force in the industry that demands respect

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    Music-ologizt Reply:

    @Diego, Amen Diego!! Im only 22 years old and has always loved Mary. This new shit today is fuckin awful! Music needs to go back to the 90′s. One thing I love about mary, is that she never sold her soul to the POP gods. She might have tapped into it a little but she always knew to stick with the R&B roots overall. These kids and young adults today are musically dumb. Nicki can literally go jump off a cliff. MISSY ELLIOT WHERE YOU AT, WE NEED YOU NEXT TO MARY!! #ICONS!!

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    Diego Reply:

    @Music-ologizt, Thanks

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  18. herachio

    Mary looks so cute and Starshell’s song is refreshing. I love it

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  19. king AB and C

    That was probably the most boring under water shot I have ever seen.Seems like a decent girl, but the song is not going to be a hit..

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  20. MinajRules2012

    sorry yall like i said im sick and half the time i dont remmber writing these stuff!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    kevin Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Your a liar! You are so desperate for attention that you make up having a mental illness to get people to like you?! I really do not believe anything you say or do! Now if you are truthfully telling the truth I hope you get the help you need.

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  21. TheDreamer

    I love Mary. It’s great that she has her own label now. Starshell’s song is okay.

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  22. tcp

    This girl can actually SING. The song is very melodic and has elements of both R&B and pop. Very ready for the club sounding and she is a pretty girl to top it off. I see and hear the “IT” factor. Starshell looks like she could be the next big thing. I’m not even a pop fan but I love this

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  23. troya d

    I love mary but did anyone pay attention to her talk got me concernd pay attention to the side talking and jaw clenching ijs

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