Los Angeles Confidential‘s latest feature on Mary J. Blige entitled “Regal And Real” couldn’t be more fitting. The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, who is preparing for role in Lifetime Network’s Betty and Coretta, had no reservations while opening up about her past drug abuse, the molestation as a child and her refusal to enter rehab during her toughest times.
Throughout it all, the 41-year-old industry vet says she put her trust in God and never looked back.
Pop the top to reveal more stunning shots of MJB– sporting fashions by Hervé Léger, Rafael Cennamo and more– and several excerpts from the candid interview…
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