Mary J. Blige is at a stage in her life where she’s feeling amazing, and she’s not going to allow anyone to stop her from being happy.
She recently revealed how the divorce left her so broke she couldn’t afford to keep a roof over her head. She explained to Angie Martinez, back in February, that her song “Rent Money,” with Dave East, was about the financial hardship she suffered during the divorce.
“Now I want love, but love for me first,” she said. “The love for Mary, I found it. And I’ll f### anybody up that tries to take it away from me. Because it’s so real and so good, and I worked for it, and I earned it. And I keep having to work on it every single day — and it’s a job, it’s a real job.”
Later in the interview Mary J. Blige recalled how far she’s come, explaining that she always disliked herself growing up. “I hated the sound of my voice, and I’d be like, ‘Ugh, that’s me?’ Now, it’s like, ‘I need to hear that again.’ It’s a miracle,” she said before breaking out into a laugh.
Check out the interview below.