Mary J. Blige is one of the most respected and successful female artists in the music-making game -- and she’s done it with class and charisma from the very start.
But don’t get it twisted – the gifted diva had to struggle through some serious setbacks to get to the spotlight.
Never afraid to speak her mind, the R&B Queen has just tweeted for fans to check out her latest words of wisdom:
While in London promoting her tenth studio album, My Life II...The Journey Continues, Mary J. caught up with MTV Voices, our MTV International sister site, to dish on how adversity has made her stronger and why she’s chosen to attend college for a bachelor's degree despite having a dream career.
“It was really important for me to continue my education because from watching so many different women that I’ve come across in the music business – and even before I was in the music business – women that are educated are very confident and I wanted to have that in my life.”
Mary J. Blige is not only topping the charts -- and our hearts – she’s also gonna be top of the class. We seriously cannot get enough of this strong, inspiring songstress!