*Lookin’ like a million dollaz, legendary musician and actress, Mary J. Blige appeared on the Monday, November 29 edition of “Tamron Hall,” for a powerful one-on-one conversation about how she learned to fully love and accept herself.
Yep, she also spoke on her recent divorce and her acclaimed career, which includes nine Grammy awards and making Oscar history in 2018 as the first performer to be nominated for both singing and acting in a film (Netflix’s Mudbound).
Blige, who can currently be seen playing matriarch Monet Tejada on the hit Starz series “Power Book II: Ghost,” also teased a new album and upcoming memoir.
Blige on blessings she’s experienced in the midst of, and following her recent divorce:
“When I saw you [Tamron Hall at ESSENCE Fest 2017] I was smack dab in the middle of a huge divorce which is like a heavy thing and that’s like a death you know, and I was just moving forward you know…and trying to do the right thing, God was just opening up the sky on me like, the Oscar nominations came in the middle of the hell. I just kept moving and I didn’t get bitter, you know? I was upset…I just let God take the wheel and do his thing because If I had done anything it would have been a disaster.”
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Blige on her documentary and her iconic album My Life:
“It was a lot of tears. You know, that album is so full of just moments that were dark for me. But every time I speak to a fan they’ll say, ‘well it helped me to get married’ or ‘it helped the marriage’ or ‘it sent me through college,’ but for me, it was like oh man, I just want to die. So it’s so many tears and I wanted to be loved, you know by this man…and I didn’t love myself and I didn’t know where the love was supposed to come from. So it was just heavy man.”
Blige on plans for a new album and how she learned to fully accept herself:
“Like I said, I’m sure. I’m not cocky. I’m not arrogant, but I earned the right to say some things. I earned the right to say ‘I feel amazing.’” She continues, “the reason why I say I feel amazing is not because every day is a great day and I always wake up feeling/looking like this –hair and makeup — It’s because when I wake up with no hair and makeup I’m accepting that chick that goes to the bathroom and I like her and I hang out with myself a lot. I’m my own best friend. I got me, we got each other and that’s why it’s cool.” In regards to a new album, Blige says, “wait ‘till you hear it, it’s going to blow everybody’s mind and it’s because it’s something I had to do, and something I had to say when I was in my darkest, darkest moments in that life, to build myself up to the to this person that I can see and accept my nose, accept my eyes, accept my cheeks, accept all the things that I used to hate.”
Following are highlights for Tamron Hall for the remainder of the week. Please note: lineup is subject to change.
Tuesday, November 30: A daytime television exclusive: “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” Porsha Williams opens up about shocking revelations detailed in her new memoir, “The Pursuit of Porsha.” Plus, unconventional relationships, including aninterabled couple; and a journalist exploring non-monogamy. And, Tam Fam Deals: the best stocking stuffer ideas for the holidays.
Wednesday, December 1: “Riverdale” Actress Marisol Nichols reveals why she made the daring decision to go undercover and investigate cases of human trafficking. Plus, Bexy Cameron explains why she returned to one of the largest cults in the world, which she escaped when she was 15, to confront her parents. And, Tam Fam Deals: more best stocking stuffer ideas for the holidays.
Thursday, December 2: A powerful conversation with people who are saying “don’t make me choose” when it comes to racial identity. “Tamron Hall” explores what it means to be multi-racial in a society preoccupied with labels. Plus, stocking stuffer Tam Fam Deals.
Friday, December 3: Tamron catches up with Ricki Lake who recently found love after loss and got engaged to the man of her dreams. Plus, Grammy award-winning singer Mýa on her upcoming Lifetime movie, “My Favorite Christmas Melody.” And, the incredible story of a daughter who, after five decades, found her birth mother only to realize she was one of her favorite TV stars growing up. The week wrap ups with more Tam Fam stocking stuffer deals.
source: Krista Zoch – ferencomm.com