Mary J. Blige Says She’ll never do a Duet with K-Ci Again

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Mary covers the new October issue of Essence Magazine and talks about Diddy, the pressure from new artists and not being able to perform with former womanizer K-Ci.

ESSENCE: I always wondered why, and I’m not hating on Faith Evans (I love her too), but were you to be the First Lady of Bad Boy?

MARY J. BLIGE: If I wasn’t signed to MCA, it could have been me, which I believe Puff would have wanted. But I understand Puff is a businessman, so he had to go get his First Lady, which I understand. It took me a couple of years to understand, but you know, after a while I was like, “Oh, okay. He had to do that,” because he didn’t have a female artist over there.

 

ESSENCE: Will you ever sing “I Don’t Want to Do Anything Else” [her duet with Jodeci’s K-Ci] live again?

MARY J. BLIGE: No. I mean, if I sing it with someone else, yes.

ESSENCE: Do you feel any pressure to keep pumping out hits because of the younger artists?

MARY J. BLIGE: I feel no pressure. I pump out hits for my fans. They just want to hear from me. I don’t compete with the young generation, I learn from them. I listen to what they’re saying, so I can get a little bit of that, so we can cross, so we can have an understanding and hear each other.

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  • Hannibal

  • All day everyday!

    LOOK AT THAT BEAUTIFUL CLASSY WOMAN, LOVE YOU MARY.

  • mary

    mary is so sophisticated now, she has come a long way and she is so bright and talented. she will always be #1 in my book! beyonce should take some lessons from her, seriously!

  • MAX

    Mary no longer practices self-hate….
    She is Absolutely Stunning!

    And I love her music!

  • I'm Just Me- WE OFFICIALLY HAVE A 2nd GRADER ON OUR HANDS!!

    Well let’s hope the hell not. For what reason. They were a couple back then. She has married and moved on. He is still on that narcotic, so let’s be real, they are on two different levels. Mary, keep stepping, for real. K-Ci please get the help you need.

  • lattho

    she looks beautiful. i see they photo shopped her tat’s off.

  • http://bossip.com Mz_De

    I think it is sad that they will not do any more music together because those are actually some great songs. I am a big fan of MJB and used to be Jodeci before the crack days still will listen to the oldies. Everything happens for a reason though and she is her own artist so will still love her without the duet!!!!

  • Nikita

    HOLD UP!!

    …. My bad, I thought that was Monica *DEAD!*

  • zetalady

    so someone who’s never had a raging drug addiction, self-hate problems and her self-esteem in the gutter should take lessons from mjb? get real. it amazes me how when an article or blog doesn’t even mention beyonce some hater always drops in hating. ridiculous.

  • Dominique Devereaux

    I love Mary in that purple, looking good.

  • cruzan trini

    THERE WAS SOME MAJOR RETOUCHING ON THIS PIC. NOT THAT SHE NEEDS IT, SHE IS BEAUTIFUL ANYWAY.

  • something nice

    Just wanted to type if that is the cover be released. It’s the BEST looking mag cover I’ve seen in a while!

    I love the subtle contrast!

    Whoever directed this cover over Essence is earning his/her keep.

  • steph

    Why are they asking her those dumb a** questions???? About Faith and KCi????

  • not a dummy

    TOO MUCH FFING PHOTOSHOP. WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON IN THIS WORLD!!!

  • *aintnoshameinmygame*

    that don’t look like Mary on the cover….
    but Stil love you Mary!….She sound self-respect and found a good man….ladies take notes!

  • SxyLxy

    Mary does not need K-CI or should I say KF-CI. He’s been lokking fried the past few years. Think about it! If Mary was to perform on stage with his busted behind and pass out. He would leave her laying there.

  • princess07

    I love Mary J’s music, but I am sick of being on the cover of Essence. Gee, she’s been on it about 20 times with the same story line. Enough!

  • Smeddoc

    Now I wonder if Mary is going to talk as much Ish to Essence as she did to Vibe that year about this Jacked Up Cover? Y’all know that don’t even look like Mary. da f#ck out of here!

  • Free Dem

    WHY DOES HER HEAD LOOKS DETACHED FROM HER BODY?

  • Free Dem

    ON YAHOO’S HOMEPAGE RIGHT NOW IS A PIC OF MARY..AND IT LOOKS NOTHING LIKE THIS. MAYBE IT’S THE MAKEUP.

  • aries chica

    Dayum Essence ran out people to put in the cover they recycle the same dayum people OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN!

  • http://www.k.com noelle

    She looks divine..

  • Divine

    GORGEOUS! That purple is FIRE!

  • Sepia830

    Beautiful cover, but really…Essence is good for putting the same dzam people on the cover. It’s always Halle Berry, Mary J, Monique and Beyonce in heavy rotation. Enough already. How many famous or up-and-coming singers/actresses have dreamed of being on the cover of that magazine? I cancelled my subscription a long time ago. I’d rather read InStyle.

  • CinAid

    Where are her tattoos? OMG They over did it on the photoshop. For real. I would have asked that this photo not be put out. Too fake and she is too real.

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