The queen of hip-hop/R&B, Mary J. Blige will be featured on tonight’s (June 14th) episode of TVOne’s One on One with Cathy Hughes. The songstress touched on several topics ranging from to her battles with drugs and alcohol to her relationship with her hubby Kendu Issacs. In a revealing clip, Mary discusses how she’s still struggling with accepting a drama-free relationship and how her faith is guiding her path:
At the beginning it was even hard, and even now it’s still hard because I never had anyone to be this firm and not “yes ma’am’ me to death…. And I never had anyone that I could believe cared for me that much so it’s difficult for me to see that he really has my best interest at heart sometimes. Because I’m living in the past of people not having my best interest at heart and so it’s like ‘this is really to good to be true’ but then again..thats where God comes in and I’m like ‘Lord, what do I do?’ and he said ‘Trust in me and don’t lean on your own understanding.’
So I’m trying to walk in that ….and I’m learning so much. I’ve come a long way…but I still have so much work to do.
Mary also chats about why she’ll never endorse a certain product and the fans who condemn her for being happy. More sneak peeks from the interview below:
Mary J. Blige on why she doesn’t “do” alcohol:
“I can’t do it…I can’t endorse alcohol. It’s something that has taken a toll on so many families. I celebrate occasionally but I can’t endorse that product. I can’t do it because there’s so many so many of us dying from it… spiritually dying.
To each his own. I just can’t. They’ll find somebody else. It’s just hard when you watch a whole family suffer from abusing it. It’s one thing to do it but to ABUSE it is just…deadly.”
Mary J. Blige discusses her “true” fans:
I’ve learned something so valuable. I used to take everyone’s issues and problems and fears and put them on my back and you’d see it all over my face. God gave me something. He said ‘you are not THAT you are THIS…you are a child of God…you are what I say you are’ and I had to believe him. Cause when you’re the victim all the time, you just feel like there’s this big truck of stuff on your back and I’ve gotta lift my head sometime and lift my heart and my spirit. And although I may feel like this I have to pull myself up.
A lot of my fans have moved out and said we can’t mess with her no more and that’s fine but then there’s alot of new people that moved in and said we’re messing with her cause she’s walking the walk that we’ve all are walking and she’s trying to do something different. Meaning she’s trying to make the transition from negative to positive, which is hard for people like me…
The show airs TONIGHT on (June 14th) on TV1 at 9pm (EST). Blige fans make sure you set your TiVo’s for this one!