Mary J. Blige Gets ‘Confidential’

Singer Mary J. Blige kicks off 2013 gracing the latest digital issue of Los Angeles Confidential Magazine.

Along with a killer pictorial, Mary also sat down with journalist Kevin Sessums, where the two discussed everything from Mary’s upcoming role in the Lifetime movie ‘Betty and Coretta’ to the death of singer Whitney Houston, which Mary says prompted her to 100% give up drinking altogether.

Exceprts below…

Mary on what drew her to the ‘Betty and Coretta’ film, which she not only stars in but co-produces as well: “You have to move forward. If Betty had not moved forward, Malcolm X would have died and that would have been it. I didn’t even realize that she and Coretta had been friends. Women never get a chance to have their stories told when there are important men involved. That’s what drew me to the part.”

Mary on how Whitney Houston’s death affected her personally: “What I did was I chose to learn how to drink socially and it didn’t work. The test comes when you have to decide whether you’re drinking to be social or drinking to cover up something again. To cover up depression. To cover up guilt. Shame. Abandonment. All of that, man. Once I realized, “There you go again,” I had to stop. Whitney Houston’s death really affected me. Her death is another reason I stopped. I really do think I’m done. I looked at how that woman could not perform anymore.”

Red the entire interview here.


  1. the whitney story is so tragic and sad. it literally breaks my heart, because something or many things happened to her, that she either kept to herself or noone knew how to get her help. she was too destructive to her being.

  2. Great interview for Mary, especially after being the game for so long! The interviewer brought another dimension. Nice pics too…I didn’t know Mary did a duet with Aretha Franklin and won a gospel Grammy will download!

  3. I think Mary is using Whitney’s death to create a new image thats all… i know for sure that she didnt give a doggone about whitney… so dont use her to get a head now, A movie Mary please… y know, y not when u was being abused tell the truth… the only god come back u will have is to feed off of whitney which everone already knew u was… after the vh-1 diva ur first stage appearance as a diva then sex in the car and no more mary,… woow read this and please comment god bless im just saying..Ok Mary U got clean, I thought u told us that before… so u relapsed also, Now if u was really whitney friend like u was claiming then y didnt u introduce her to the stage during your concert in vegas.. instead of using ur hand like send her out… did she or not introduce u- on the stage for the VH-1 Diva tribute of aint no way…. and when she was giving u ur award yrs ago.. and she singing love w/ a limit as she gave u the award… when u stood to walk on stage Bobby was clapping and looking at u as if u wasnt nothing.. is it because u actually had a sexual affair w/her and used her and now the treatment no better then monica or brandy im just saying …. i still love ur music though

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