“Love a Woman” feat. Beyoncé
At some point Mary had to collaborate with Queen Bey. This duet happened on Mary’s My Life II album and was released in 2011. The song was originally supposed to appear on a Beyoncé album, but the star didn’t think it was a fit.
“She had her A&R people play the record for us. I’m sitting in the back thinking, ‘Is she really going to give me this record? That’s crazy! It’s amazing,'” Blige said. “I asked her A&R person and he said, ‘Yes, she wants you to have the record, but she wants to stay on it with you.’ I loved that idea and I’m thankful. I thank Beyoncé for the record.”