Soul queen Mary J Blige has ditched the tough New York lingo of her youth for a more refined way of speaking. The NO MORE DRAMA star admits she's embarrassed when she recalls her street speak and hopes her widened vocabulary and precise elocution convey a more positive image. She says, "I used to talk with so much slang, but I know that is just ignorance. "I don't want that to be a part of my life anymore"