Today may be the most special birthday that Mary J. Blige will ever have. The Queen hip-hop soul turned 47 today (Jan. 11) and celebrated in the best way possible, which was an unveiling her star on the Hollywood Walk Fame.
The induction MJB into the illustrious stroll down Hollywood Blvd was met with both cheers and tears. The singer’s honor was presented by longtime friend Diddy who recalled memories the two. But the real tears came when Mary took the mic, sharing details her road from New York City projects and pulling back the curtain her current life, revealing that she was homeless just as recent as a year ago and was supported by Jimmy Iovine who let Mary live with him while arranging her next move.
Part Mary’s speech is available below. Congrats to her and wishes much success in the future.