Over the Weekend the iHeartRadio Music festival featured a long list of great performances but one the stood out from all the rest. Mary J. Blige was joined by non other than Prince, who just happened to be wearing yellow bell-bottom pants, a blouse matching his guitar, some very interesting looking shades and an afro. Check out the video of this performance
Mary J. Blige rocked the Democratic National Convention Thursday night. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul played two songs for the packed crowd in Charlotte, North Carolina. She opened with her song “One” and then told the crowd to get on their feet and get “crunk for President Obama.” Read More »
PHOTOS : LL Cool, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Busta Rhyme, Mary J. Blige, Missy Elliott, Lauryn Hill, & More Attend Chris Lighty’s Funeral
Yesterday LL Cool J, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Busta Rhymes and Mary J. Blige were among the extended family members who helped lay hip-hop manager Chris Lighty to rest (Wednesday) at his funeral in Manhattan. An emotional LL — who had once been a client of Lighty’s — told MTV News after the service that his former manager was a “jewel” and a “treasured person in the community.” The rapper added that Lighty was an “architect of our culture,” but he was also a friend. During the ceremony, Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes and other artists also shared their personal memories of Lighty. The 44-year-old died last Thursday of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.
According to EURWeb Angela Bassett has been cast as Coretta Scott King
and Mary J. Blige will star as Betty Shabazz in the upcoming Lifetime original movie â€œBetty and Corettaâ€ .Â The telepic, announced as â€œParallel Livesâ€ at the May upfronts, tells the dual stories of Coretta Scott King and Dr. Betty Shabazz as they carry on as single mothers following the assassinations of their husbands, Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X.
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Last year Mary J. Blige announced she’d be starring in a new bio-pic about legendary singer, jazz musician and classical pianist,Â Nina Simone.
Yall let me say this it seems like every time I come to New Orleans it is funny drama, and hell at first, mostly cause I don’t handle my business but I think this years trip tops them all… Just thankful I am here and a live. Last night Mary J. Blige, Charlie Wilson, D’Angelo and Aretha Franklin are just a few of the artists making their way to the Big Easy this weekend for the Essence Music Festival.
The New Orleans event is under way now, with organizers kicking things off Thursday with “Youth Day.”
Last night featured performances from Wilson and D’Angelo, (WOW he had a great show) as well as Trey Songz, Keyshia Cole and the Pointer Sisters.
On Saturday, Blige will top a bill that also includes Ledisi, Tank, Mary Mary and comedian Kevin Hart. Chaka Khan will close things out on Sunday, following performances from Aretha Franklin, Anthony Hamilton, Fantasia and Kirk Franklin.
Look at the lovely Stephanie MillsÂ Â photoed above is currently working a new album and is about to hit the road as she prepares for new up to date virgin of the play “WIZ”… P.S. Aretha Franklin is also slated to receive the inaugural “Power Award” at this year’s Essence Music Festival. For a full list of performers and events, visit EssenceMusicFestival.com. Read More »