The Realness: 8 Women Who Aren’t Afraid to Be Themselves

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Mary J. Blige
We root for Mary because the girl has been through some mess. From abusive, drug-using boyfriends to her quest to earn her GED after she’d already achieved tremendous success, Mary has let us see the real her through her music. Which is why you’ll never be hard-pressed to find fans who’ll say they prefer “I’m Going Down” Mary to “Just Fine” Mary. Either way we appreciate the fact that she’s shared herself with us all these years.

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