- YEN recently found out from The Fix, the reasons behind Mary J Blige's past drug addiction.
- The told story certainly changes things and we are glad for this new revelation.
- This strong woman has obviously never been better or happier with her life.
46-year old Mary J Blige is well known for her outstanding contributions to the entertainment world.
She has definitely broken records and set new ones in her twenty-eight years as a singer, songwriter, rapper, model, record producer and actress.
She started her career in 1989 as a backup singer for Uptown records and later released her first album- 'What's The 411?', in 1992.
During these years in the Industry, she has been able to release thirteen studio albums, make one hundred and fifty guests appearances and feature in popular movies like Black Nativity, Rock of Ages, and more.
That's definitely a lot of achievements for one woman but they certainly don't end there as she has nine Grammys in her name and the title of Queen of 'Hip-hop Soul', which was rightfully earned.
Recently, she shocked her fans and others by her revelation of the real reasons behind her past drug addiction.
She came forward and open about her private struggle with drugs and alcohol addiction, coupled with depression, to Los Angeles confidential.
Mary told the story of how she'd been molested as a child and although that had occurred once, it had only been just another building block - coupled with other dark moments she had had to face - in the foundation that led to her troubled adulthood.
She explained that she had to turn to drugs and alcohol to numb it all and even admitted that she was high on cocaine, on the night she received her first Grammy in 1995 for Best Rapper performance in DUO group.
‘when I got the Grammy, I was high. Not for the Grammy's, I don't think. But I was drinking like a crazy person, still sniffing and going in.’
She also spoke about how Whitney Houston's death was a wake-up call for her as she couldn't believe that such a powerful woman could no longer sing due to the damages drugs and alcohol had caused.
She stated that she had forgone rehab, trusting God to be able to do more for her than any man could and keeping to his words worked as in no time, she was free of her addiction and totally clean.
Well, we are certainly happy to learn that the struggle and dark days of our Hip-hop and Rnb lengend are behind her and we share in her happiness with the new woman she is.