Mary J. Blige

Jul
12
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo Announce ‘Liberation’ Tour Dates

The Liberation Tour

Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo are bringing their soulful sounds to a city near you. The R&B veterans have announced the first dates for their co-headlining “Liberation” tour.

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Jun
28
Mary J. Blige: Burger King Backlash ‘Broke My Heart’

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige was ridiculed and criticized when her commercial for Burger King went viral. But while others were having a laugh at her expense, she was quietly dealing with the fallout. Now the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul reveals how the backlash “crushed” her, while making her realize who her true friends were.

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Jun
27
New Music: Mary J. Blige f/ Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley, & Meek Mill – ‘Why (Remix)’

Rick Ross and Mary J. Blige

Maybach Music meets the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul on the MMG remix to Mary J. Blige’s single “Why” featuring Rick Ross, Wale, Stalley, and Meek Mill.

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Jun
26
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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Jun
9
Mary J. Blige Attends ‘Rock of Ages’ Premiere

Mary J. Blige and Tom Cruise

Mary J. Blige was beaming in black at the star-studded premiere of Rock of Ages at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre in Hollywood on Friday. The singer-turned-actress, who donned a tight black dress and Jesus piece, reunited on the red carpet with her co-stars including Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, and Julianne Hough.

Mary plays a gentleman’s club owner named Justice in the musical, covering ’80s hits such as Journey’s “Any Way You Want It.” She researched for the role by visiting strip clubs.

“When I got there, the women are so sincere and they’re running [over] and they’re like, ‘We love you, we love your music. You saved my life,’” said the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. “I’m sitting there talking to them all night and the guys are waiting to get dances and they’re talking to me.”

Catch MJB on the big screen when Rock of Ages hits theaters on June 15.

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Jun
8
Mary J. Blige Shares Strip Club Experience on ‘Chelsea Lately’

Mary J. Blige

The talk turned to stripping when Mary J. Blige appeared on “Chelsea Lately” earlier this week. The R&B powerhouse, who plays a gentleman’s club owner named Justice in the ’80s musical Rock of Ages, spoke with the comedienne about starring alongside Tom Cruise and Catherine Zeta-Jones in the film and visiting a strip club to research her role. Chelsea even had Mary squirming when she asked if she had stripped before. Find out the answer.

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May
29
Mary J. Blige Responds to FFAWN Allegations

Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige is facing more drama this week after her non-profit organization FFAWN (Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now) was sued over an unpaid loan. The R&B songstress addressed the allegations during a phone call with Angie Martinez.

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