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Mary J. Blige is on top of her game these days. Currently on her Liberation tour with D’Angelo, she has taken a small break to start filming “Betty and Coretta” in Montreal, for the week. Blige will play opposite Angela Bassett (Coretta Scott King) as Betty Shabazz. Blige told Billboard Magazine, “ Right now it’s a little sad but I’m enjoying it….it’s the d***h of Malcolm, the d***h of Martin and the women trying to be strong and get through it”.
Blige was last seen in the feature film adaptation of “Rock of Ages” where she played Justice Charlier opposite Tom Cruise. She is rubbing elbows with the best of the best in the acting world. Like her peers, notably Queen Latifah, Will Smith, and LL Cool J, she has transitioned smoothly into the acting realm. This is Blige’s first biopic role and what an honor to play someone who stood in solidarity with her husband during the Civil Rights Movement. No doubt, Shabbazz definitely made a huge impact on the women of that era and beyond.
The Grammy Award winning, reigning Queen of R& B/ Hip Hop is not only staying busy with her tour and filming but she just recently performed over the weekend at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas with the living legend, Prince. If she keeps going at this rate, the next nod for her will be that of an Oscar. We are rooting for you Mary!!