Mary J. Blige on Her Lifetime Achievement Award at 2019 BET Awards
Turning 50 is an enormous milestone for anybody. But for Mary J. Blige, this birthday was particularly significant. The 9-time Grammy winner defined why throughout the Feb. 23 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
“When it hit at 12 o’clock that night, I just cried like a baby because I made it,” she stated. “I’ve been through hell in my life. And to make it to 50, it was just beautiful.”
Blige, who turned 50 in January, just lately mirrored on her journey whereas listening to a few of her early hits amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“I really don’t like to listen to even the sound of my speaking voice, let alone listen back to Mary J. Blige,” she defined. “But I’ve grown so much, you know, in confidence that during the quarantine, I don’t know, just something just said, ‘Listen to some Mary J. Blige.’ And I did. I felt like an outside person doing it.”