Mary J Blige
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What I would give to just be within earshot of a conversation featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Taraji P. Henson, and Mary J. Blige.
16 Actors With Their Fictional Friends From Movies Side-By-Side With Their Real-Life Closest Friends
We love a good celeb BFF duo. 👯♀️
Why does everyone act like their middle names are some long-held secret?
"I just didn't know what to do with this pain."
No other music genre will ever rival '90s R&B.
"I strongly dislike Twitter but I also have ✨things to say✨"
“This isn’t about money. This isn’t about fame. This isn’t about new music. This is about a person. I think that sometimes it’s easy to forget about that.”
"They say this is a big, rich town..."
♫ Never meant to make your daughter cry, I apologize a trillion times ♫
"We didn't choose this life, we're just living in it."
"If Mary J. Blige wins an Oscar, I'm wylin' in the streets."
The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul ended a 12-year marriage just before she started work on her latest film, Mudbound. She told BuzzFeed News how she channeled that pain into a raw performance.
Go with your first instinct.
Mary J. Blige's career arc has become synonymous with pain and heartbreak — but being a perpetual medium of despair comes with a cost.
For many, Essence Fest is an annual tradition between friends, à la Girls Trip; for others, it’s a bucket-list goal, a journey to our very own mecca that every black woman knows she should make at least once in her life. In 2017, the safe space is needed now more than ever.
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Dee Rees's terrific Mudbound shouldn't get caught in the shadow of last year's troubled Sundance find.
The easiest way to maintain your fame while revealing nothing of your private life? Hide in plain sight.
If the love (and heartbreak) didn't feel like a Mary J. Blige song, it wasn't real.
NBC's latest live musical was too good to watch with ironic detachment. Future live musicals take note: The bar has been raised.
"Girls are sitting around, talking about boys, right? ... And they need music for that, right?"
Aspirational words, new songs, and #squadgoals live in concert.
The actor joins Queen Latifah and Mary J. Blige in NBC's musical event, BuzzFeed News can exclusively report.
Watch an exclusive first look at the final Lip Sync Battle between Empire co-stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, only on BuzzFeed.
A young Calvin Harris at a pub in the early '00s kicks off this week’s #ThrowbackThursday.
His songwriting credits — including megahits for Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Mariah Carey — are numerous. Too numerous to remember, even.
In the wake of the $7.3 million "Blurred Lines" verdict, songwriters for Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Bruno Mars, and more talk candidly with BuzzFeed News about the trouble with copyright law and the inevitability of influence.
Lena Dunham in an imitation Juicy Couture tracksuit kicks off this week’s #Throwback Thursday.
Here is an incredibly bizarre video that features Mariah's music, Mary J.'s silly faces, still photos, memes, prison, pro-wrestling, and local news bloopers. And weed.