17 Burst results for "Mary J. Blige"
"mary j. blige" Discussed on WTOP
"Snoop Dogg Mary J. Blige Kendrick Lamar and Eminem So which songs might we hear Judging by the commercials expect to hear Dre and snoop still DRE And I still got love for the streets It's the deal Kendrick Lamar will keep our heads up with all right We gonna be all right we gonna be all right Mary J. Blige will get it percolating with family affair And you can't have Dre and Eminem on stage without forgot about Dre Nowadays everybody wanna talk lady got something to say but nothing comes out when he moved the lips just a bunch of gibberish Exactly they forgot about trade Excited for one of the dopest half times ever Jason brayley WTO he needs Exactly Marilyn man is looking all the way back to the first Super Bowl and his historic appearance in it A freshman symbols player in the gremlin college marching band was focused on staying in formation not the statement made by having a historically black college performed the first Super Bowl halftime show but now Freddie coaster remembers Full circle to us until many and many and many years later with their gravity of us a black man from Louisiana segregation time flying on a plane standing at 5 star hotel in very very good food and performing in front of millions and billions of people in America As fate would have it 21 years later a grambling graduate Doug Williams will become the first black quarterback to start and win a Super Bowl.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on JustATouchof_J
"To you. But it's all right man will be going through this week speak switched. This went up just a little bit dedicating this whole segment to my girl. Meiji blache shutout the ukraine s. Go back in time and take a listen to some saw. Says it's such a j man. My gosh makes y'all check out my girl. Mary j. blige a whole new amazon documentary man on them muscle about my life. Yeah i thought it sounds like the bullets out the pieces own. A noah days a aw wait.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"That place and make the character real. I go back in visit horrible things that have happened in my life loud. It's just give time for yourself though because it seems like that character is gonna continue to go. That character is not going anywhere. Seems like getting spin offs and all types of do you have time for you. Know what maritime. Yeah i'll take that maritime. I'll be exhausted. But i i get the time i need with. What did you learn about yourself. After the my life documented and that I'm a really strong individual of ood. Then this gracious. I mean that that documentary. you forget. I don't want to get but you forget the influence when you start seeing the young girls and saying they look up to you when they respected a been. Do to things that you've been through in. How did that make you feel when you see. 'cause it was young girls dead. Their mama had to be playing your music. And how did that make you feel beautiful. 'cause then i didn't know anybody care like i didn't know alicia keys catered. I know nobody get you know what i didn't know. Nobody cared and so was see. I didn't know that then whoever was out. What was you know was doing trying to be like mary. J. blige was like it. Didn't matter because i didn't matter i i just want to say it was just life and not understanding what you meant to other people because he was just trying to survive like you said that make it through and do your job and work and not even considering these people coming in because sometimes people will be coming up to you and it didn't even look like you comprehend a like writing. It was yeah. Because i didn't know i deserved any of it. I didn't know i was supposed to be praised. I didn't know all supposed to be loved. So i didn't know anybody even care and you yourself down you said in your own relationship. You didn't wanna shine so bright. That's how you know is i just. I didn't want you know just like in the hood. I just didn't want people mess with me. You know you you get to happy you get to brave or to braggadocious. You gotta fight somebody. You're not old sky. My start getting insecure. Because you think you beautiful and so that's those are things. I had to lay down like excuse my french back i need to live. I need to breed. I gotta take my time and my space for me. The hell which. I suffered too much for young so that there's no more even back in day when when guys like jay would say did songs with mary j..
"mary j. blige" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"By the way you and your crown thank you. Yes yes yes. Yes a my life documentary. What made you say i want. It's time to do it now. Well i did it. Like two years ago i was on on royalty tour and was the twenty fifth anniversary of the my life album. Everybody was celebrating it. And i felt like you know it was time to do it then because it was the twenty fifth and i never did and everybody was like you should do you know. I said This is the right time. Because i can gather up all the testimonies and gab. Up all love and energy and Shoot the documentary. Didn't like two years so this is it was just time kellerman and i said earlier today that we cried watching it. Yeah cry cry like three times like three times and i. I was like watching. If you could tell it was emotional and i was wondering like no reliving. The making of the album disturb disturb more happiness trump. i look at this is like the other side like we on the other side of it now. So we're not crying just because we're revisiting and we're sad about it when visit was sad because we had to see it but we also crime because we're happy that we on the other side got out on the other side but you know it was painful having to go back and see all that stuff in andrea to. Yeah you know. But but it's okay now because i can. I can do that. Because i'm strong enough to do that. Were you happy. Andre was there. I'm happy but isn't it a blessing. Andre was there to to talk into shares experiences. And everything he was so happy that we got a chance to to get him because nobody knew that he wasn't gonna be here so that was to see him in a documentary. May and you said you didn't know that you were you back then and i think so many women so many black women go through that when they're younger when you when you look back and you like i didn't know how special i was your fans knew and they knew how much you touch them and you help people get through so many difficult times but you didn't know the power that you had not at all not even a little bit that's why ram myself through so many things. I went through drug and alcohol and just treat myself bad. Because i didn't know i was worthy of anything. I didn't know. I was this person that i can truly say. I deserve everything now. You know because. I give so much in my life and i worked so hard on myself you know. Not anybody else on me. Mentally spiritually physically. So i i didn't know i had this power and i didn't know i didn't know i just didn't know what i mean and When you don't know who you are you can't treat yourself well you can't you know go to anybody else you know so now i feel like i at the right to say good for something. I'm good to someone. And i'm i'm good for everything i earned it and i'm still earning it is..
"mary j. blige" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"Envy angela. Ye shall guy. We ought breakfast club. Let's give to the room is sorry. Let's get the front page news. let's start off with. Nba playoffs last night. The hawks beat the bucks sixteen. Thirteen trae young. He got busy forty. eight points. Eleven assists seven rebounds includes bond for trey songz. Baby trey songz bernie trae young. You know young. He's been know he he out watching that game last night. I'm like just one of those people who changes the complexion of the game. When he gets going he gets going all right now. What else we got you. Well let's take the detroit. Jacqueline davis is a gambler and she got hooked on internet casino betting she was playing on bet. Mgm the luck of the roulette game. She started march eighteenth and played for five days straight. she actually was up and down right at one. Point was up eleven million dollars but then she ended up going back down and she ended at three million. That's when she finally decided to stop she was ahead three million dollars and now they won't pay her money here. She is with her attorney talking about what's going on. They're claiming there was a glitch in the game and they were instructed by regulation to check this every single night and my client played for five straight days then everybody who lost money get their money back so might say that. You knew the game was broken did you. How what. 'cause you're all the time i mean. That's the purpose of gambling. Your plan to win. Now they gotta give a hundred thousand dollars and they want her to sign a confidentiality agreement. That if the glitch ever got out to have to give back one hundred thousand plus pay bet. Mdm's costs she's not signing that agreement and Bet mgm. they reached out to to them fox too but they had no comment and hung up the phone as well but that is not fair. It's not fair. She from detroit. Right would not give money. It's not helpful if there was a glitch. It was not a glitch. She don't know that also and the attorneys right. Did you give back all the money that people lost during those five days. If you're saying there was a glitch you said. She played a game for five days. He barely slept because she was upset with me. Three million dollars. They won't pay her. They wanna ain't that part. That's not how that works. Where you just say. He played for five days. I'm sitting there trying to figure out why people get the money delayed because they said there was a glitch. You listening man. He no goddamn glitch. We just said that the glitches million dollars and nobody pulls the windy. Those games rig. So you don't get started with a fifty dollars bet and she started increasing the maximum the table with five thousand dollars and like i said at one point she was up. Eleven million i. What the fine prince. She was up. Eleven million no..
"mary j. blige" Discussed on The Breakfast Club
"Providing opportunity and more resources is that definitely keeps. You know the kids kids that might be going in the crime off discreet but we just gotta make sure you're not getting you know the ninety four crime bill all over again because joe biden is the tough on crime. Politician always has been always will be crimes have always led to the over. Policing mass incarceration black and brown people. So yes we do need less guns off the street for show but i just hope it doesn't lead to more black and brown people being thrown under the going to be why it's important to vote in your local elections because like we said this is up to states and local governments to determine how they spend those funds i was i was confused like when you buy a car right. This is gonna cost. They know exactly where they have been number goals. I know there was the same thing with a gun but a lot of these guns are legal. I mean yes you can buy guns. You know about legally legally saying that if you are a gun dealer thank you. Don't give a background. Check you falsify records you sell it to an unauthorized person. You can have your license revoked as a gun dealer absolutely but let's be clear lotteries crimes that are happening in st these guns on legal illegal. Come on we know that. In addition to that the vice president kamala harris will be going to the. Us mexico border on Tomorrow actually and that chip is to paso texas after she has been dogged for not even going to the border so far even though that's her job to oversee that all right well that is your front page. News really wanted to be a five eight five one five one. If you need to vent hit us up right now. Phone lines are wide open. Eight hundred five eight five hundred five hundred. The breakfast club gloomy the breakfast club waco joe to get it off your chest your manner we want to hear from you breakfast. Who this is let. Well listen. I want everybody to stay. Well we women this time where we had. A lot of people are waking up so on and so forth. I want us to stay in the sense. That is people remember the past. They won't be the predict the future but at the same time to be a wolf needs a lot more than just knowing what happened and what they did and how they did is on so forth. Rosal news keep it from happening again. And i can't stress enough be left dies open. We live in a nation applause. So is one understand how to work. This is the and you have to understand the laws you have to learn you know. Learn the laws. You remember the plotted and let alone. The i'm not gonna lie I i agree with you. I think everybody should keep their eyes. Open stay conscious but no. Somebody's well people need some sleep. Brody too tight ideas are tired. They're not thinking straight. Gotta get an hello. Who's this sale.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah: Ears Edition
"Story and why now well. About two years ago the whole world was celebrating the twenty fifth anniversary at a my life album people give testimonies on line and you know people run into people and you know the whole thing about this album. Saved my life again was coming back up against all it was it was time and it was important to do it years later on the twenty fifth anniversary especially and i both wanted the royalty toward he was celebrated his twenty fifth anniversary of the ill matic writes. It was so special like it was his time. It was time to tell the story. Because i'm coming from a place of strength now so now i go back and revisit in okay. It's going to hurt and all of that stuff. You know to be visited to painful times. But i'm strong enough now. Because i've been through so much that i can talk now. It's really interesting that you bring that up because for many people. That's what my life was. What you were talking about was less of a facade. It was this is my life. This is my pain. This is what i'm going through looking back on it now. Do you think that was cafod sick for you as a person or do you think it made you relive the pain constantly as you were singing. Those songs it was it was both. I didn't know how to get out of the pain you know but it was. It was something i had to do. In order to start the healing process with you know without even knowing i was healing. So just you know p- putting my pain out there and stuff like that was like a craft a help and then when all the hands responded it was like oh wow now responsibility subconsciously because all want me because i'm still paying. I'm still in hell so it was. It did so many things that i didn't know it was doing you know because while i was in i was in it was dark. It was suicide. It was all types of stuff but then the fans will like it saved my life. And now when i look back years later i'm like wow. I didn't. i didn't know i did so much. You know. I would love everyone to watch this documentary because what you do. Is you strip away. All of the facades. You show us what went into mary. J. blige my life. In a way. That i don't think we ever ever would have thought i mean you show us your journey growing up struggling through poverty. We see your life when drugs become a big hindrance in your world. We see you going through a world of domestic abuse. We see all of these things happening to mary. J. blige and it's hard to believe that you survived. Was there a time when you didn't think that you would see the other side. Yeah during the my life album was gonna make during the share my world album. I didn't think i was gonna make it but stop thinking about it after a while i just started. I just kept self medicaid and trying to check out you know and it wasn't until the no more drama alba wears like okay. I'm tired of feeling like this. I'm i hate being like. I hate myself. I hate going to commit suicide now. I don't wanna die. But i don't know how to stop doing this. I don't know what to do but it was. That was the point where i spoke and said enough enough and that was a decision that was made and so i had to choose life. I chose life. And i think i chose life. You know over my for my fans as well. Because i said if i check out i'm gonna take a bunch of people with me because as a so dr so i chose my life nachos my fans. Everyone has a different moment when they find that joy when the trajectory of their lives changes from pain trauma and suffering and it doesn't switch overnight but there's just a turn and i'd love to know what that turn was for you and what the moment was that changed. Mary j. blige is life and just took control of healing and starting to live a completely different life. Well from nine hundred ninety four to twenty six. I've been going through hell. It's been all over the news. Everything divorce public everything. Twenty sixteen came. I got out of the divorce. And that's when i was like enough. I i've done something great beautiful. I'm strong. I'm gonna take my flowers now. I'm going to speak to myself in the morning about you. Know positively loving myself in in finally find myself not not not things because sometimes we we. You know when we're younger. We look at things as success but things are not success. Success as when you can enjoy the things you know and now i could finally enjoy the things and enjoy my life and not feel like i'm in prison in hell and take responsibility for what i did to put myself there. Yeah so that's that's the biggest thing just taking responsibility for you and then all that stuff come out in on on the outside of you. You gave so much to your fans but there's no doubt that you also gave so much to hip hop as an industry just as a concept you know now you hear hip hop every week. There was a time when hip hop had one of the worst stigmas attached to it. And i know a lot of ricky record executives back in the day didn't want hip hop associated with r&b. They didn't want hip hop in any sort of mainstream music. But you fought to have it. Not once not twice not three times on every single song on that album. One wasn't about hip hop that mary. J. blige loved so much made you go. You know what. I want to give hip hop a platform in my album in my world. Well because growing up in the inner cities project hip hop gave us voice hip-hop gays gave us an identity. It spoke our pain. You know every rapper us. Something dance to a gave us something to feel swaggie to have attitude to have to just you know where all hanes and all of our jewelry and be proud of who we were growing up in the inner cities and you know best hip hop mommy. I you're all. I need was my first grammy ever and i was crowded at and i'm proud to be the queen of hip hop soul. Hip hop is giving me from from from the day. From the the first time i heard the funky four-plus-one more and the shiva hill gang. I was a little girl you know. It gave be something that gave us. Attitude to gave us dimension gave you know it feels like you're on a different journey and it feels like the monaco of queen is to just move from from one industry to another. I mean you all the queen of hip hop soul you other queen of and and now every time we see you on screen. It feels like it's only a matter of time before we also know marriage advisers. Also the queen of hollywood because i mean to oscar. Nominations is no joke in anybody's korea and now the movie respect is is going to be coming out you once again. I mean every time you're on screen. There is something that you give to the audience. That goes beyond just the acting and i i would love to know.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on WFAN Sports Radio_FM
"Nod in other rappers Mary J. Blige that you've been around for a long long time he is he is well respected he is well respected and G. my well respected very well with now let me ask you this though G. money does he have that thing that he was talking about yesterday and I'm not really sure what that thing is what saying is that that's what I'm asking you he said that the like the Toronto raptors have Drake and he has then Drake has that thing they brought injury to bring that thing the end they wrote in Drake's brought in me yes so yeah Susie south they was brought in by the next because he has that thing what is that thing well I don't know you must have a rabbit in it had caught up his sleeve I don't know if maybe he's talking about I don't know who is talking about what that thing is a little nervous to find out what that thing might be a G. money or you're next fan absolutely all right so do you like this the whole thing that's going down right now not really I don't know why they put these out to talk on TV I don't know brand ambassador like he's going to read in the next but I guess he wanted five minutes of fame five minutes of fame I mean according to the famous for a long time yes what would you say that for a while but not not on TV the one big morning shows no more council of right yeah I I wanna say is I've me is not mainstream big name now that he's on ESPN fight with the Stephen a Smith now of a sudden he has you know now everybody knows who he is yeah when I mentioned his name last week these guys around here looked at me like I was cross eyed that's not true yeah yes you did not I just know I was like cool what I never Sean puffy yeah your money industry for for a long time nine G. money we appreciate that man enjoy the green right all right there in the Caribbean street on the a team right yeah I don't sound too yeah well we did sounds like this is an incident that everybody knew about but then Steve stat was able to come out of this okay and I think that helps him hello if you get hit over the head with a champagne bottle not a good thing that becomes like a thing now yeah I mean that's the thing the guy clearly has a legit music producer background but what does that have to do which games toys and right Straker Drake's obviously very popular and he's sitting there quartz site about raptors game Pronto raptor we can compare the two and is the a fan three yeah he's not they didn't build the roster that brought them a check just hours from here so he's a fan too street cred this is the same crap that the next just keep getting involved with what who are these people that are in the same zones here we don't we is in the music world but what does that have to do with the next fall Steve like James own is in the music world here himself fancies himself as a musician I ain't exactly rubbing elbows in the the last guy in the music world that kind of consulted with James stone was urging ETS off the manager of the eagles who put him together with Phil Jackson I worked there for a great so here we go again so I don't know maybe it works maybe it doesn't I can't get any worse well yes we keep saying we keep asking that and if you can seems yeah getting more they will the blue yesterday they claim that he's the thing right yes me and gave the platform yeah hell wouldn't have made sense right little the news it was from this is seven already a press release the guys know job for a week in the already got a press from same stop more doing marketing guy fires the coach in is a press release yeah yeah yeah anything else there a ceiling you're done the branding guru I thought I'm going to America I right now because seven eight six six five four zero WFAN that's eight six five zero nine three two six one eight hundred I'll be sure to give a water purifying on paper will point you.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"War kein the civil war when brother fall the south of Spain that is true the mon passed down through the years and it's set up and and and then our phones seven son in a small southern town where the rebels run while the fair chess and somewhere in as it'll and millions mainland beautiful young beautiful we for musicians Berkeley starting with the incomparable Mary J. Blige Mary J. Blige in every form of backing vocals for uptown records can see they've sold seventy five million records and one nine Grammys but merry Jake and like it was on the back there on base you've written songs with and for Mary J. Blige including the iconic family affair what was that session like well it was it was actually a session that started off with doctor dray who was my employer for many years which happens if you're my goes I have times which happens because any normal day with doctor dray and we're it we're hanging out of the studio and as tree does he has a drum machine it's called MPC three thousand and a program drum beats and whoever's in the room musicians whatever just start jamming until he hears something he likes and this is a simple beat and I think I actually have brought this guy studio the big double bass big double bass and it while the B. was going on I was in the booth just talking away on something and here's something about he liked and then we kind of just turned it into what became family affair so we have all now been flies on the wall during the recording of family affair thank you Mike shall we one three yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah I don't know hello the I started and we we we don't Mary J. Blige moon it was Joe passes birthday this week a bonafide jazz guitar dignity growing up with my dad's record collection meant listening to a bunch of Joe pass I got to hear live.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on V103
"Mars coming up next with that's what I like yours Mary J. Blige sweet thing and this lucky for you that's what I'm just this lucky for you that's what I'm Bruno Mars that's what.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on The Bone 102.5
"Matt's mother in law what would you do give our bagels smooch I don't know I don't know what part of her body would you consider kicker in the **** get out of here get out of Matt's house you're living with your free hand long job really is life yeah you want to go see nana Mary J. Blige and give a crap about is trying to get out of the house yes you're there Angela yeah stupid squatter yeah I get out of here idiot old any abroad yeah sure you got the balls to kick you out leave out hi do you it is getting it sounded to me to me and you know we're going to have it next all men hello I want to know the videos you're forced to watch job some of the colors I'm great how are you fantastic a love in life it's a lovely day I'll say would have you what if you had to eat today are you today I had a real Patty was lettuce tomato mayonnaise and yellow American cheese for lunch okay and what about the four doors first it was deep fried SO girl all right here comes the clip and if you win these tickets you are gonna make everyone around you very uncomfortable at this concert and I'm happy with that here is a clip number one we're gonna have to go I am angry she.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on KQED Radio
"Full cast. I don't know. Pal. Wait. Komo dotty. Getting everything. The. Party. The. I would think Iraq. Everybody jumped. The joke. Got him there. Have you Mary J Blige man?.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on KQED Radio
"J Blige Mary J Blige ain't every form of backing vote with for uptown records can say they've sold seventy five million records and one nine Grammys, but Mary J Ken, Mike on a back there on base. You Britain songs with and for Mary J Blige including the icon, ick. Family of fair. What was that session? Like it was actually a session that started off with Dr dre who was my employer for many years. If you're Mike stat. Is any normal day with Dr dre and we're heading out of the studio and has dri does he has a drum machine? It's called the MP three thousand and programmed drumbeats and whoever's in the room, whatever, just start jamming until you hear something likes. And it was just a simple beat. And I think actually had brought this guy to the studio. The big double bass big double bass, and while the b was going on, I was in the booth just chugging away on something, and here's something he liked. And then we kinda just turned it into what became family affair. So we have all now been flies on the wall during the recording of family affair. Thank you, Mike. Shall we? Yup. You don't know. Pal. Dave. Get all. We. The. Potty. That been sucked. Poking. Go ahead. Everybody. Joe? Don't. Run over there. Mary J. Why man, it.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on Power 105.1 FM
"Then after that, I'm heading out to Atlanta where I'm doing a seminar to people in Atlanta that wants to learn about real estate. I think we got close two thousand people attending. So it's going to be a lot of fun. We're going to be talking about real estate had a gain get wealth through Willis real estate, whether it's flipping whether it's having tenants. You more information just hit up my Instagram being Atlanta on Saturday. But we're getting ready for the prom this weekend. We have Crimea where we'll be providing gestures for young ladies who are going to the prom gonna have makeup. We have shoes. And let me borrow a few cards to go to the prom. And so yeah. So that's going to be exciting. I always I love doing this because the girls get to come to shop for free and go through have stylish there to help you out to pick the right just for you to wear to the prom. So that's on Sunday. I want to be part of that. Can I go can I help these girls? Yeah. Good taste. You're gonna come in a national address. I'll be back. All right, good. That's going to be in Brooklyn. I was I was humbled. Craziest today when I say humble, like started stuttering, I didn't know what to say. So minding my business. Indeed. Is that right? A minute the store and my phone rings. So what's the I didn't know? And usually when I see numbers. I don't know. I don't pick up. I just don't. But I picked up in this woman's voice. It was like Hella mastic DJ envy. There was somebody says DJ envy. I know. But that's what I've been called not just envy. Nothing DJ in VM. Like, I'm like, yes. Like, hi. This is Mary J Blige. Dame, Mary J Blige. She was like Hello DJ MVP. What's going on as like, yes? This is Mary J Blige. I was like, hi. Outta high. Because like I say, oh, yeah. This is. Definitely. I have a new record. I would like to send you a new record. I said, okay. She was like me featuring is you know, we're gonna towards my first single. So I wanna give it to you. I I'm like, whoa. Stop me to excuse me. Stop playing with me. We gotta play that this morning. Yes. Fellow Capra coin a worldwide exclusive, I guess, we'll get into it. After the room is this morning. I'm excited about it. The record is dope. So shot to marry when I say, I was like I started stuttering. That a long time maybe tweaks. Let's get into it right now..
"mary j. blige" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Yeah. I mean that must be quite annoying to you is that not even I'll be in some of your greatest music. I know came from pain. What does that person was that people weren't? Doc. Get upset about it. But then I realized one day people can only relate to you from where they are in their lives. So I was like cool like I'm not angry. I'm not it is what it is. You love me for being sad. You love me for being this. So I can definitely relate to where you are. Because I've been there Mary J Blige there, and my guests in the art says TDA today critic tower Judah an actor Cora Conradi Sitara. Are you a Mary J Blige fan? Yes. I am very much. So I love her. She was one of those women that as a teenager growing up in the one thousand nine hundred ninety s I really enjoyed hip hop. But they didn't seem to be loads of women doing it. So along with Elliot it was sort of like, Mary J Blige. So that kind of R&_B hip hop scene. Yeah. I always thought she was great. She was Academy Award nominated for her role in mudbound. So she is certainly one actress who so far has made a good transition. Would you agree? Yeah. Absolutely. And I'm really excited to see what she does in the acting world. I think she's a woman of great many talents. Do you think people get confused like Mary J, Blige actress or singer or have we move past those days? Do you need to put people in a box when you think about them anymore? Well, I didn't. But I used to do with myself because I have a sort of a hobby where I like to sing in the one I left drama school and started working at the national theatre in Oslo some point for a couple of years, I stopped singing I stopped doing what I really enjoy doing because you to be serious. So I shouldn't do any more of that. And then after while I went like with that storytelling as.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"And counting. Mary J Blige. Who we lost talked about on the show off to her? Excellent performance in the movie, mudbound, which amongst other achievements earned her an Oscar nomination. Well, Mary J Blige came into the BBC to talk to ace about her role in the Netflix series the umbrella academy, and he asked her what she wanted to achieve in her acting career. I love so much. I just want to learn how to be the best at it on great. What I do in music. And I just want to be the best at what I do in film. I really want to end up one day having people respect me the way they respect Queen Latifah or Tarizi or Meryl Streep in the film business. I want it very badly. And I'm stopped doing music because I love music. I'm actually doing music right now because I just love it. I can't give it up. I just won't give it up the disciplines that we would you say that the two different different disciplines was harder. Would you say music or Aston is harder way harder? Because I mean, I I've mastered everything I can master in music and singing for major Blige. Oh, man. I'm having a ball. I'm having so much fun. I mean, I'm free free my mind free, and my spirit free to be me free to do me and just enjoy my life. And the reason why I'm enjoying it. It's not because it's so good him. So great is this because I know that they'll be trials. I know that bad things are gonna come. So as long as you know, it you can prepare yourself for a pray for wisdom. Not just to be a wiser person. How did that come mean? A long time.
"mary j. blige" Discussed on The Empire Film Podcast
"You know, people have freedom to tell their stories the way they wanna tell them with without commercials too. And it's just you know, we need that right now we need in. Then we don't have to if you don't have to go to movies, if you don't want to you can just stay home and binge-watch, you know. Whatever you want. You know, you'll have to leave your home to enjoy a movie, you know, feels like these stories end reaching a lot of people as well. He maybe necessarily wouldn't kind of go out to the cinema, see them. But then they end up scrolling past and thinking, oh, this looks good in. Exactly. Yeah. Is a filmmaker who you'd look to collaborate with again in the future seeing that. On a pairing? Absolutely. I I need to collaborate with D one more time are you on the phone with her saying, what have you go coming dis, my friend? I'm wanna phone like, I I don't I build relationships in dis my friend now, and I'm on the phone, you know, saying happy birthday to her. She's saying happy birthday to me. You know, I was over house for Christmas. You know, what, you know, her in her own family in we keep we keep in contact. You d Reese Mary J Blige Christmas lake much a lot of fun. Well, you know, her wife, Sarah is a poet and Deza poet. So the Christmas party was like everyone has to go step up to the front and say some poetry it caught me off guard. I didn't have anything ready. So whatever you went else was stepping up. You know, it was it was beautiful. I love the way it was set up. Just before we wrap up wanted to ask about a project. You've coming up colds. Bodycam sounds really interesting. But I think he's Juneau in that's coming out. And what can you tell? Us about believe is going to be out this year. I'm not sure when I play a good cop. Who is grieving and she needs this other women that's grieving and I don't want to give up the rest. It's this one is a thrill. Yeah. It sounds like it's like an old how Hora. Oh, it's pretty creepy. Did you get in on the effect creepy action? A you you at the hall of the scary stuff. I'm like the lead actress in it. And so I'm in all the the whole through the whole movie, it's a thriller. But it's like, you know based on. Police brutality, you know. But it's wall. The twist is twisted something seems about theme is coming through in a lot of films at the moment things like blind spotting in monsters men, recently, kinda memorably what you think of horror as a way to tackle these kind of difficult and comfortable issues, and especially thinking of something like get out as well with the intersection of race and horror so prevalent while I think as genius because at the end of the day, it is horror. You know, racism is horror. Police brutality is real those real horror situations like horrible situations. You know, the twist is, you know, making it where you know, the killing people in taking them somewhere. I mean, not people out and bring them up to take their brains and put them in someone else's head. But the real horror is the racism racism, the real heart is the police brutality. So I think it's a great way to to speak about. Fantastic. Well, thank you so much. Really? Appreciate it. Thank you. That was Mary J Blige. And now it's time to get our teeth. Stuck into the movie news section. There is quite a lot of it this week quite a lot of good stuff happened there. Yeah. Jimbo you were unaware of any of this stuff until about ten minutes ago. Come with one piece of news. Oh, ready. Oh, God dune costing hang on microphone. I can turn. Yes. You'll be pleased to know that the atrocities wall Mazda gurney has been caused any dishonest himself. Mr. Josh Brolin..