Mary J Blige Shares Inspiration For Change In LA Confidential Magazine

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mary-j-blige-inspirationThe 42 year-old “Queen of Hip-Hop Soul,” recently sat down with LA Confidential magazine to discuss some of the highs and lows of her 20-year music career, what has inspired her recent lifestyle changes, and how she spends her time away from the stage.

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Mary J Blige also discusses the upcoming Lifetime Network film Betty and Coretta, about the widows of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. Blige plays Dr. Betty Shabazz in the movie opposite Angela Bassett as Coretta Scott King.

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On how Whitney Houston’s passing pushed her to stop drinking:

“What I did was I chose to learn how to drink socially and it didn’t work. The test comes when you have to decide whether you’re drinking to be social or drinking to cover up something again. To cover up depression. To cover up guilt. Shame. Abandonment. All of that, man. Once I realized, “There you go again,” I had to stop. Whitney Houston’s death really affected me. Her death is another reason I stopped. I really do think I’m done. I looked at how that woman could not perform anymore.”

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On how she overcame drinking alcohol without traditional rehab:

I don’t know why, but I didn’t want to go to rehab. I believe that anything man himself can do for me, God can do for me in a greater way. I decided to pray and to seek God on my own. I just stayed in The Word. And it worked.”

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On how she spends her time outside the spotlight:

“You know what else is weird? In my life—when I don’t have to work—I am quiet. That’s how I live. I’m by myself and I remain really quiet either reading or watching an old movie. I don’t really like too much noise around me.”

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On winning a Grammy with the Queen of Soul:

“Yeah, winning that one in 2007 was for a gospel duet named “Never Gonna Break My Faith” with Aretha Franklin. I mean, wow. Just to go up on that stage for that, I know it was God.”

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