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Mary j blige

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The crowd watched her through the pouring rain, and as her most famous single, No More Drama , came to a rapturous end, she fell to the floor, and looked as if she was about to break down into tears. But life is revealing them right now. She seems tired. She keeps circling back to the end of her marriage.

In , she filed for divorce from her husband of 12 years, Kendu Isaacs, citing irreconcilable differences. He had also been her manager. The past five years have been hard, but change is on the horizon. The previous chapters have been action-packed, to say the least.

Blige grew up in Yonkers, New York, and was signed to Uptown Records as a teenager in the late 80s, after a tape of her singing an Anita Baker track in a shopping mall found its way to the label. Her star rose fast. The album won multiple awards and went triple platinum, selling more than 3m copies. Her music was often raw, and laid out the suffering she endured in toxic relationships. In , when she released No More Drama , there was a sense that she was drawing a line under the pain. But Blige is not here to promote a new album, though she released one of her best records in years back in April, The Strength of a Woman.

She moved to Los Angeles towards the end of her marriage in order to take acting more seriously. Blige is Florence Jackson, the stoic mother of a GI who returns from war to the same old prejudice. As Florence, Blige negotiates hardship, pain and fierce injustice with a surprising and gentle subtlety. How did we go from President Obama, maturity and positivity and wisdom, to negativity and texting and twittering and all this bullshit, and blowing up and pointing the finger?

Mudbound is her first real chance at a meaty role, and she more than holds her own against a seasoned cast that includes Jonathan Banks and Carey Mulligan. Director Dee Rees has said she only wanted Blige for Florence; Blige said she accepted immediately, because the script moved her to tears.

It was liberating. I used to wear a lot of weaves and wigs and cover up my edges and stuff. Florence got me out here wearing my edges out. I was running around with no perm, no press, just my own natural hair, barely any make-up. It was good for me. In her diamond hoop earrings and black lace top, wavy blonde hair tied high, Blige is predictably glamorous, despite the fish and chips in front of her.

It looks like a pickled egg, I say. The film made her realise how vain she normally is. Where Blige grew up, in the housing projects of Yonkers, appearance mattered. So when Salt-N-Pepa had the blonde hair, it was about that, it was about the sneakers, it was about the jackets.

Then I became Mary J Blige, and it was really about that. Turns out Florence is even doper than Mary J Blige. She grasps for the precise words to describe how it feels to go from poverty to riches, from the projects to such fame. So you learn how to walk through embarrassment and shame.

You know how to weather that storm when some embarrassing shit on TMZ hits you. It all teaches you tough skin. I wonder how tough her skin really is. Last year she interviewed the then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton , and was widely mocked for singing at her.

You know what, fine. Unprompted, she comes back to her divorce again. For the past year or so the couple have been going through a nasty court battle. When things were going wrong in her professional life, personal alarm bells began to ring. Have I been abandoned? I had been abandoned in my marriage. It was one bad thing after the next. She started to see herself not only on celebrity gossip sites, but on the news.

At the same time, there was something beautiful about that. It made me realise how important I was to the world. Well, let me get my shit together then. Because that was a disaster. And then on top of that I was having trouble in my marriage, hoping to save it, when my marriage was already gone.

I was left alone. Blige felt so lost during this time that she began to question whether she even wanted to make music any more. She moved to London for a while, to get away, and in released The London Sessions , an album she made with Sam Smith and Disclosure , among others.

Why do you need Disclosure to tell you how good you are? It was about seeing that someone appreciated me. When it comes to music now, I know my gut is great. But I got it back. We end up talking about the recent Whitney Houston documentary. She was very lonely.

So yeah. Mudbound will launch on Netflix and in cinemas with Curzon on 17 November. Facebook Twitter Pinterest. Mudbound features. Reuse this content. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Show 25 25 50 All. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Loading comments… Trouble loading? Most popular.

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The following year, Blige celebrated the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough debut What's the ? She is the second of three children. So yeah.

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