Mary J. Blige is standing strong and firm with her voice as she covers the Feb./March Vibe issue and dishes on Bad Girl Riri and why she is proud of her, she talks R& B music, her hubby and the good vs. bad times.
SNEEK PEEK AT INTERVIEW BELOW:
On the Current State of R&B
“I am so proud of what Rihanna is doing. She is speaking to her generation, and she’s living her life in front of them. I don’t even think she is purposely doing it. She’s such a beautiful girl, and I don’t think she knows she’s that beautiful. She’s just living her life, and leading her generation, and she has great, great songs.”
On People Giving Rihanna a Hard Time Because of Chris Brown
“They give her a hard time because she’s living her life. As long as she’s having fun and isn’t three minutes from shooting herself, good! I want her to be happy. That’s impressive to me. And I love her songs.”
On There Being Moments Where She’s Been Off Course
“There are always moments like that. If you’re not confident in yourself, you’re going to waver. I’ve wavered and I’ve lost. It’s all in the history books. When you’ve had a high of success and then you find yourself chasing, you lose. If you don’t have the patience with yourself to do right by you, you lose. That’s a constant battle.”
On When She Feels Most Beautiful
“When I’m made up and dressed and my heart is good and I feel happy. I’m not going to lie and say I feel beautiful when I have on a hair scarf and I’m running to the gym. I feel confident, but beautiful? That’s on the red carpet.”
On When Her Husband Thinks She’s Most Beautiful“When I’m running to the gym [laughs]. Less is more, I guess. He always tells me, ‘You don’t need all that stuff.’”
On Her Style Being Softer Now
“I’ve evolved, I’m a woman now, and I’ve softened. I’ve been a tomboy my whole life. But then you get older, you get married, you soften up.”
Yesterday, singer Mary J. Blige turned the big 4-0! She looks great for her age. She spent her born day with her hubby of course over dinner and also in the studio with Alicia Keys and Maxwell. I can’t wait to hear what they have cooking up.
Anyhow, she has definitely been in the game for a minute now and I wanted to pay tribute to Mary for her birthday with some old and new pics. Check out Mary J. Blige, the wife, mother, singer, philanthropist, actress and one of the greatest entertainers. I recommend you all go check her out if you have the opportunity in concert.
She is a great performer! 🙂 Go Mary!
*BONUS SOME OF MY FAVORITE MARY J BLIGE SONGS/VIDEOS*
Be sure to follow her on twitter @maryjblige and give her a BIRTHDAY SHOUT-OUT! Tell her I sent you!