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'That film was about people knowing, "Look, regardless of where we are, this is where we've been." And some of us are still there, here,' she says, tapping her temple.
'After Precious, so many older people, so many people I know – big grown superstars – came out and said, "Me too."' Was watching the film difficult for her?
Is the first lady of hip-hop soul – now approaching 40, with 50 million album sales and nine Grammy Awards to her name – back to her bad old days, as the moody, often intoxicated, devil-diva of yore? The glass spill was an accident and it was water not booze.
Sitting alone in a corner of the restaurant's expansive upstairs lounge, Blige is the picture of calm elegance. In a few hours she'll be back on her tour bus, heading for a concert booking in Detroit.
Blige's rep released a statement about the divorce to Us Weekly on Thursday, July 28. Blige is saddened to say it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don't work how we hoped they would…
but there is a divine plan and a reason for everything," the statement read.
'I'd say I've grown a hell…' She stops then, God-fearing reformed character that she is these days, checks her language '…a heckuvva lot! Round her block she'd see certain individuals who 'had everything'. Though the music remained as raw, powerful and popular as ever with her fans, Blige was developing a difficult reputation within the music industry.The bill comes at the end of the night in the club and I'm paying for all the drinks. ' Blige has talked in the past of the 'abusive' six-year relationship she was in at the time, with K-Ci Hailey of the R&B band Jodeci.'He didn't want me to have nothing,' she said in 1999.No one held a gun to my head and made me do anything. She was abused by a close relative, something she concealed until she was 33. It was, she says now, a toxic burden, 'because the guilt and shame that you carry about something that wasn't your fault… You have to hear someone say, "It wasn't your fault. Let it go."' Blige grew up in a small apartment with her mother, sister, five cousins and two aunts.
So I can't point the finger and say it was his fault.' She sighs and tucks into her large plate of pasta and prawns. Still to come is a medium-rare steak with baked potato and cream. Her father, a Vietnam veteran, had left her mother when Mary was four.
They remained friends – but got closer this summer – while at the 2016 Essence Festival.