“Love” comes to late night. Coming off the release of her latest album, Strength of a Woman, Mary J. Blige performed “Love Yourself” on “The Tonight Show.”
Backed by The Roots — and sans Kanye West — the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul performed the soulful single with her trademark prowess. Wearing a flowy black number with sheer openings, Mary sang the empowering anthem with style and with passion.
“You gotta love yourself,” she sang. “If you really want to be with someone else / You gotta feed yourself before you feed somebody else.”
The late night performance comes just in time for “The Making of: Strength of a Woman,” a behind-the-scenes documentary that’s set to air this evening (May 2) on VH1.
Released on Friday (Apr. 28), Mary’s Strength of a Woman has already garnered rave reviews. Featuring Quavo, DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, KAYTRANADA, and more, the LP has been called “ruthless, wide-ranging, blunt” and filled with “heat.”
Watch Mary’s “Tonight Show” performance of “Love Yourself” below.