Mary J. Blige discusses Childhood Struggles on "Behind the Music"

Friday, July 22, 2011

By TV Insider
JR Staff Writer

Before becoming the positive voice she is now, Mary J. Blige was a very dark person. This darkness was reflected in her early music. It has only been ten years since she broke through with her No More Drama album. Now, ten years of the light, she is recounting her struggles.

Mary J. Blige's background has never been a secret to the fans. On her debut album, she told the world about her horrible childhood. As a child, Mary J. Blige was sexually abused and it messed with her self-esteem. Mary J. Blige said the abuse followed her throughout her life.

In 2001, Mary J. Blige broke through with No More Drama, but this came after much hardache. Blige had become a hardcore alcoholic. Her addiction had taken her over and it was reflected in her music. However, things turned for the worse when she nearly lost her life, due to her addiction.

Mary J. Blige gives the credit of her recovery to her husband, Kendu Isaacs. On July 24, 2011, the entire story of Mary J. Blige will be told on VH1's "Behind the Music."


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