Mary J. Blige Honored With Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Alfred Osborne
January 13, 2018

Yesterday, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Blige's longtime friend and mentor, rap mogul Sean Combs, joined the unveiling.

Meanwhile, Combs paid homage to Blige's mother, Cora, who was present. An Oscar nomination may also be in the cards for the "Family Affair" singer, thanks to her acclaimed performance in Mudbound. I had two rims on it because I couldn't afford four. we would just drive down the highway in NY, and we would just dream. Between the two of them, they did more than that.

It was extra-special as Blige was honoured with the star on her 47th birthday.

"I'm so grateful for this star right now because I've earned it probably three times", Blige said.

"I wanna thank God for this moment.There's been times that, in my career, that I didn't even want to step out of my house because I was hurt so bad", she admitted.

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"Whatever she is going through, she knows she has a responsibility to help others who are going through the same thing", Diddy said (via Variety).

In addition, Mary recalled what kept her going through tough times as an adult. During her emotion speech, the Grammy Award-winning artist broke down, revealing that she was without a home previous year and ended up taking shelter at Jimmy Iovine's house in Malibu.

The Mudbound actress' inspirational words continue as she describes triumph after tragedy on the track, which she first previewed back in December.

Blige came to fame with her multi-platinum 1992 debut album What's the 411? which included the hit Real Love. She's been a supporter of BET and we try to be a supporter of hers.

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