Last week, we told you that Queen of Hip Hop Soul, Mary J. Blige had found herself in quite a bind when financial institution, Bank of America filed a $511,000 lawsuit against her with the Manhattan Supreme Court. Court documents allege that she defaulted on a $500k loan that she took out with the bank back in 2005. Although the Grammy Award-winnng singer is not confirming or denying these claims, she did comment on her name being negatively strewn across media headlines.
“There’s really nothing you can say about the negative things that are in the media about you. All you can do is keep pushing, keep your head up and just let people be people. [Let] haters hate and just do what you do. Use all of that to fuel you to do something better,” the Betty and Coretta star told Hip Hollywood as she strolled the red carpet at the Vibe Impact Awards, where she was being honored.
The “Real Love” singer, who appears to be taking it all in stride, went on to express how honored she was to be recognized by Vibe for her achievements throughout the years.
“I think it’s great to be honored with the Impact Award tonight because I believe I’ve made an impact on so many people’s lives and it feels good,” the 9-time Grammy Award-winner expressed.
There’s no arguing with that. Mary has an amazing story that can serve as an inspiration to many. We hope that she is able to work out any financial issues that she may be facing and get back to putting out great music.
Check out footage of Mary’s full interview on the next page. What do you think of her response?