Mary J Blige Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

26th June 2016

Fact: Mary J. Blige has been hit with another tax lien as she continues to escape her former debt. The Family Affair singer has been told she owes the state of New Jersey over $166,000 (£121,000), according to TMZ. She settled a lien for $900,000 (£658,000) with tax officials in the state in 2014.

4th December 2015

Fact: More than 11 million Americans tuned in to watch the U.S. premiere of the TV adaptation of movie musical The Wiz on Thursday night (03Dec15). The three-hour 'event' featured Mary J. Blige, Queen Latifah, Ne-Yo and newcomer Shanice Williams.

2nd December 2015

Quote: "I never thought I would love Los Angeles as much as I do. It's just so nice. I was fighting it for a long time." New York native Mary J. Blige has moved to Los Angeles to escape the cold weather.

20th April 2007

Quote: "Honestly, I thought it was a joke. Song of the year? I can name a lot of songs that are better then my songs." Kelly Clarkson was stunned when she learned she'd be sharing the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP)'s top honour with Mary J Blige on Wednesday night (18Apr07). Clarkson's Because Of You shared the honours with Blige's Be Without You.

12th February 2007

Quote: "This is the first time I've been up here to receive anything, and I thank you so much." Mary J Blige was overcome as she picked up her first Grammy Award for Best R+B Album (The Breakthrough).

12th February 2007

Quote: "This is the first time I've been up here to receive anything, and I thank you so much." Mary J Blige was overcome as she picked up her first Grammy Award for Best R+B Album (The Breakthrough).

18th January 2007

Quote: "If I just happen to get pregnant, I will not kill my baby. No way." Mary J Blige hopes to become a mum one day.

13th January 2007

Quote: "I still think I'm nice. I wouldn't do it in public, but, if I did, I wouldn't embarrass myself." Mary J Blige insists she can still impress as a break dancer.

13th January 2007

Quote: "My father's mother died, I believe, while having him. Her name was MARY JANE." Mary J Blige on the derivation of her name.

12th January 2007

Fact: Singer Mary J Blige will play a cheerleading coach haunted by the menacing spirit of a former pupil on hit US TV drama GHOST WHISPERER.

11th January 2007

Quote: "My manager told me that Annie Lennox wants to do a record with me. I love Annie Lennox. Whenever she's ready, Mary's here." Mary J Blige plans a collaboration with the Scottish singer.

13th December 2006

Quote: "I was actually on it... but I'm not riding it. I don't really know how to ride the bike." Mary J Blige admits it's not really her motorcycling in new video WE RIDE.

2nd November 2006

Fact: Mary J Blige is planning to release an album of duets in 2007. So far, the only name on her list of collaborators is soul star ROBIN THICKE.

14th August 2006

Quote: "I wouldn't say I had a crush, but I was attracted to her. Y'know 14 years old, nice lookin' girl with a fat a**? I'm on it." DMX on growing up with Mary J Blige, who attended the same New York City high school as the rapper.

23rd July 2006

Fact: Mary J Blige has landed a guest spot on her favourite daytime soap - the R+B star will portray herself and perform on US show ONE LIFE TO LIVE on 28 July (06).

25th May 2006

Fact: Taye Diggs, Tori Spelling, Ben Stiller and Christina Applegate were among the celebrities in the audience at the American Idol finale on Tuesday night (23MAY06) at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Meanwhile, Teri Hatcher and Heather Locklear were among the crowd at the announcement show, where Dionne Warwick and Mary J Blige performed, last night (23MAY06).

9th May 2006

Quote: "Reese Witherspoon. I've met her and she's a really sweet girl. Plus she gets $18 million a movie. Now that's inspiring." R+B singer Mary J Blige is impressed by the Oscar-winning actress.

4th May 2006

Quote: "I have a boot problem. I'm not crazy about fashion. I just enjoy having options." BE WITHOUT YOU singer Mary J Blige tries to justify owning 200 pairs of knee-high boots.

25th April 2006

Quote: "One of my favourite songs is DREAMS by that girl with the rough voice... Stevie Nicks." Mary J Blige is a fan of the FLEETWOOD MAC singer.

18th March 2006

Fact: R+B diva Mary J Blige is so obsessed with cleanliness she reportedly insists on brand new toilet seats being fitted in the dressing rooms at all the venues she performs at.

17th March 2006

Quote: "I'm a TWILIGHT ZONE freak. I have all the DVDs." Mary J Blige is an unlikely fan of the oddities show.

16th March 2006

Quote: "ARETHA (FRANKLIN) was more my mother's thing. I mean, don't get me wrong, all hail the queen. But CHAKA (KHAN) was my heroine." Mary J Blige chooses Chaka Khan over Aretha Franklin as her musical icon.

24th January 2006

Fact: <p>Mary J Blige and U2 will team up again to perform at the Grammy Awards on 8 February (06). The R+B star performed a duet with Bono on the band's ONE for a post Hurricane Katrina telethon last year (05). </p>

22nd December 2005

Quote: <p>"I wore this yellow Gucci outfit - it was, like, the yellow fur. I thought I looked nice that night and I went on the Internet and they had like Big Bird's feet taped to me." Soul queen Mary J Blige on her worst fashion moment. </p>

22nd December 2005

Quote: <p>"That's something I just will not reveal... I was nine-years-old when it ended up there... It's a reminder to accept the things you can't change." Mary J Blige will never reveal how she came by the scar on her face. </p>

13th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I don't mind showing my abs and my arms because I worked hard for them. But I ain't giving you t*tty, nipple, pubic hair, or damn near clitoris." Mary J Blige refuses to flash her assets to achieve bigger record sales. </p>

12th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I can't be without boots. Past the knee, under the knee, if they are the hottest thing I've ever seen, I have to have them." R+B singer Mary J Blige always loves to look sexy. </p>

4th October 2005

Fact: <p>Mary J Blige has recorded a cover of James Taylor's YOUR SMILING FACE for a new Crest Healthy Smiles campaign to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of America. The song will be available for free download at later this week (ends07OCT05). </p>

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