Mary J. Blige On Husband's Mistress, Man-Sharing And $130K/Month Support

Lawrence Kim
April 1, 2017

"I was getting things here and there but I didn't have no full proof but when I got the full proof I didn't have to investigate". It should be over by now but, you know... the games that are being played.

Does she think he's entitled to anything?

"You're too familiar", she said. It's just more BS, more nonsense, more lies, more denial, more stupidity.

"He has the power to make it all go away if he just would stop demanding what he's demanding", she said. And that's not fair to me because he doesn't deserve what he's demanding. "You're not God, so I have to pay you for being my husband?" Why do you think you deserve any money? "I have to handle everything myself and I just feel like I escaped something really bad, something that could've been worse than what it is". "That doesn't mean you're supposed to find someone else to dethrone me".

Several minutes later, approaching the 11:00 mark, Mary says that, when it came down to the financial demands during the divorce proceedings, her now ex-husband began asking for an amount that led her to ask "who are you?" I can look at the mirror now when all this stuff is peeled back and say, 'I like you.' Finally. Yeah, you helped, but you didn't make this career. I loved my husband. According to Blige, her soon-to-be ex-husband was in love with another woman. I don't owe you anything. "I have to handle everything myself and I just feel like I escaped something really bad, something that could've been worse than what it is", she sighed. I gave him everything. I made him my everything and I wanted people to know about it because he was somebody I liked and thought was my friend. I gave him everything, because I loved him, and I wanted him to feel comfortable. But I won't do that again. 'Don't give up. Love yourself.' When you hear the words, you'll hear it... The humiliation, to me, was too much. "Nothing I ever did was good enough and I was never smart enough. nothing could satisfy him", she explained. He f*cked it up for everybody. Her catalogue, a powerful one that changed the course of both R&B and hip-hop, is entirely candid about these struggles, and in interviews, eventually, she was never shy about speaking on it; the straightforwardness and honesty with which she described her pain and struggles were, too, groundbreaking in the category of women documenting their truths through music and literature, something she should get more credit for. "Now I'm saying I'm a little pissed right now and hurt and all of that, but there's light at the end of the tunnel".

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