Mary J. Blige: 15 Things You Didn’t Know (Part 1)

KJ Butta
KJ Butta

Mary J. Blige is one of the most prolific and highly regarded artists in the industry. However, despite the fact that she has spent a considerable amount of time in the spotlight and under the scrutiny of the public eye, there are still some things that many people don’t know. With that in mind, here we present our list of 15 things you probably didn’t know about Mary J. Blige. Check out part one below, and stay tuned for part two, coming soon!

Number Fifteen: Mary J. Blige Loves Helping Others

Though Blige is clearly a talented singer and performer, she’s also a talented philanthropist. She uses her place in the spotlight to bring attention to what matters – and for her, that’s helping other people.

Number Fourteen: Elton John Is Her BFF

Blige called John after he publicly complimented her – something he rarely does to other musicians. They met up and even worked together on one of her songs!

Number Thirteen: She Exercises for Her Psychological – Not Physical – Well-Being

Many celebrities stay fit so they look good in front of the camera and can endure long performances, but not Mary J. Blige. Blige says she works out to make her happy and reinvigorate her with a spiritual uplifting.

Number Twelve: She Believes That Aging Is a Mentality

Aging is an inevitable process, and Blige is certainly aware of that. However, she believes that aging is more about a person’s mentality than it is about their physical traits. She has said that she takes care of herself so she can feel – and subsequently look – young.

Number Eleven: She’s an Interior Design Fanatic

When asked what her hidden talent is, Blige said that she loves interior design and has always loved coordinating colors. She especially enjoys pairing different colors together to see how they go together.

Number Ten: Potatoes Are Her Favorite Food

Rather than choose something fancy like foie gras, Blige says that the one food she would never be able to sacrifice is potatoes. She loves potatoes in all their iterations – whether they’re fried, mashed, or baked, she loves them all.

Number Nine: If She Could Have Any Superpower, She’d Want to Be Psychic

It’s true! Given the choice, Blige would want the superpower of being psychic over any other power. Stay tuned for part two of our list of 15 things you didn’t know about Mary J. Blige, coming soon!