Blige Defends Michael
R+B singer MARY J BLIGE has leaped to the defence of pop star GEORGE MICHAEL, following his recent warning for possessing cannabis. The former WHAM! star was arrested when he was found slumped in his car in London earlier this year (26FEB06), but escaped with just a caution after he admitted, "I was in possession of class C drugs, which is an offence." The NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker - a reformed drug and drink addict - insists should not be chastised, because everyone makes mistakes. Blige says, "I love and respect George and it's not my place to make a judgement call. "His life is his life. Being human beings, we all make mistakes and we all mess up." Blige and Michael recorded the hit duet AS together in 1999.