Mary J. Blige Reflects On Painful Childhood In New Doc

Written by on June 23, 2021

Mary J. Blige’s new documentary My Life hits Amazon Prime on June 25. The legendary R&B singer not too long ago opened up about sharing such difficult moments on display.

Blige instructed ET’s Kevin Frazier, “To return and really present them the place the ache got here from, it was heavy, however it was nothing as a result of these are my followers. To be able to do a My Life documentary, you need to return and present individuals what occurred, you recognize? Why it occurred and the place did all this ache come from.” 

The 50-year-old additionally added, “Probably the most painful half is, ‘Why a lot stuff, a lot stuff needed to occur to slightly lady?’ However that occurs, you recognize? Little women aren’t protected. Little boys aren’t protected.” 

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She continued, “Simply talking about all of that and the way my mom was single and he or she was attempting to boost us and he or she was being damage. And he or she was in ache. And all of us was in ache, however we have been attempting to outlive with out everybody understanding we have been in ache.”

The doc, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth, explores Blige’s early days within the music business and the making of the enduring 1994 sophomore album My Life. The movie, which incorporates appearances from Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys, additionally contains the “Be Comfortable” singer-songwriter performing the album.

Blige, Sean “Diddy” Combs and Quincy Jones additionally function govt producers.

Watch the trailer beneath:

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