Essence Music Festival

25 Reasons We Love Mary J. Blige

Without a doubt, Mary J. Blige is an icon. We’ve loved the Yonkers native ever since she stomped her way (with thigh-high combat boots) into our hearts with her hip-hop soul classic, “Real Love,” some 21 years ago. Her music has been the soundtrack that helped us grow from girls to women. As MJB readies for her 12th performance at the ESSENCE Festival, we could think of no better time to reveal the 25 reasons she rocks our world.

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  1. @essencefest: Dedicate this song by Alexander O'Neal and Cherelle to your #SaturdayLove http://t.co/XyL2xgl7w9
  2. @essencefest: A mother's love: Beyonce pens a poem to Blue Ivy. http://t.co/EhCu6Us1bc http://t.co/OKUUI1qibT
  3. @essencefest: Girlfriends Getaway: The cast of "RHOA" were spotted on holiday in San Juan, PR. Are you hanging with your girls this weekend?...
  4. @essencefest: Saturday Hair Style: We loved the way the sisters rocked their looks at The Healthy Hair & Beauty Affair II. See more here...
  5. @essencefest: It's the holiday! Get away from the rush with Central Line "Walking Into Sunshine" http://t.co/5BlFVMP9Jx
  6. @essencefest: #happybirthday to the King of Pop MICHAEL JACKSON! We remember the way he made us feel. http://t.co/BvLA5kKidY
  7. @essencefest: InstaFam: Tracee Ellis Ross takes a photo with her brother Evan as they celebrate his birthday. http://t.co/PQFybNMAH6
  8. @essencefest: Mommy Time: Amber Rose shares a popsicle with her son Bash. What are you doing with the kids this weekend? http://t.co/5RxK46gjFm

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