Screaming Happy Birthday to Mary J. Blige who JUST received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame here in LA! The queen of Hip Hop SOUL is certainly getting the recognition she deserves as she received the 2,626 star. I’ll never forget my first time seeing her back in 1992 at the skating rink in Raleigh NC. She was promoting her first album “What’s The 411” with Andre Harrell… but she was so unhappy that night.
At the time… I was trying to get into the music industry with my twin sister and thought to myself, “Gesh, is this what I really want?” Her performance actually reflected her mood but she was a newbie that had to learn the craft & the business. I’ve always loved MJ and look at her now!!
I was able to snap this photo of her at the Essence Festival years ago… CONGRATS MARY J. BLIGE!!