Mary J. Blige Issues Statement On Divorce / Confirms New Album This Year

Published: Friday 29th Jul 2016 by Sam

It’s been a long while since Mary J. Blige was in the headlines for her personal life. However, yesterday brought with the sad news that the singer is divorcing her husband of 12 years Kendu Issacs.

Fiercely private, the Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul is renown for keeping the focus on her promotional endeavours. A practice she continued when breaking her silence on the split.

See what we mean below…

Speaking via her rep, the 45-year-old issued the following statement:

“Ms. Blige is saddened to say [that] it is true that she has filed for divorce, saying sometimes things don’t work how we hoped they would… but, there is a divine plan and a reason for everything. Mary will continue writing and working on her album, which is due out later this year along with her world tour. She thanks and appreciates her fans for their support and love through this very difficult emotional time.”

As gracious as that was, surely we’re not alone in getting all sorts of excited about the new music that’s on its way?

The fact it stressed that she’s writing delights us the most given the generally hands-off approach she took to her last LP ‘The London Sessions’ – which, from our standpoint, was a misguided experiment.

Could another ‘Breakthrough’ be on the cards for MJB? The scene has been set. Fingers crossed it comes to fruition and serves as the silver lining of a difficult episode for the diva.

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  1. The A Team July 29, 2016

    i feel bad for Mary. But i know this album will be good

    • FAF July 29, 2016

      I’m ready for her to snatch me bald with anthemic bops

    • maurice July 29, 2016

      her husband kept her sane through her drug addiction.
      I hope she remains strong and sober.

  2. LB July 29, 2016

    Glad she has dignity and respect for herself. Stay strong Mary, and I will be buying this album.

  3. Yeee July 29, 2016

    i noticed something was going on when I heard the song empty prayers by her. Shame on TGT for wanting her to capitalize off of it, even though she probably will put her heart and soul into this new album.

  4. Fancy BISH July 29, 2016

    Mary Slay Blige could name the album Irreconcilable Differences and get Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis to do the title track…yaaas

    • trose July 29, 2016


    • Deraad July 30, 2016

      That actually would be a great album title for her. Straight to the point. Letting us know we’re about to receive life EVERLASTING!

  5. Danzou July 29, 2016

    Yall this album is about to be the saddest most painful banger that we NEED right now! I honestly think Mary is about to give us what we’ve been missing in rnb

    • Fancy BISH July 29, 2016


  6. steve July 29, 2016

    The London session wasn’t a bad album.

    • Deraad July 30, 2016

      I agree. I enjoyed it. Mary has earned the right to step out and try new things, and I was VERY pleased with the results.

  7. Janyoncé Turner July 29, 2016

    Russell and his husband Ciara Wilson are next.

    • #JACKIE July 29, 2016

      B**** keep Ciaras name off of your dirty fingertips.

  8. Ciara’s Feet July 29, 2016

    It will sell more than Jackie

    • #JACKIE July 29, 2016

      Kii Ciara KEEPS the girls pressed.

  9. Sherrele July 29, 2016

    Yes! New album from Mary! Can’t wait!

  10. Stephon Jackson July 29, 2016

    Yes, call her what she is… An R&B QUEEN!

  11. Lake Erie July 29, 2016

    The “Breakthrough” album was a solid album.. I enjoyed it.. I wish her the best but I cant say I’m not anticipating this upcoming album lol.

    • Danzou July 29, 2016

      Lol everybody anticipating! You know how long we’ve been waiting for Mary to get sad? It’s horrible to say but the best music is from sad people especially Mary. Not to mention that the r&b genre right now is terribly shallow this will sell platinum I know it will.

      • Lake Erie July 29, 2016

        LOL! Yes! So tru.

  12. #JACKIE July 29, 2016

    This new album will be LIT but I hope she maintains her sobriety throughout this.

  13. stardom July 29, 2016

    I swear no shade at all but why announce the album at same time. For all we know this album has been in works since now suddenly she’s divorced & about to create an Adele type heartbreak/revenge album.
    Sound like some publicity stunt.

    • Kev Kev July 29, 2016

      stfu. Mary was doing heartbreak before Adele knew what a treadmill was.

      • Chaka July 29, 2016

        Let’s be real–Adele still doesn’t know what a treadmill is.

      • stardom July 29, 2016


      • Danzou July 29, 2016

        How dare you mention adele in the same breath as the queen? I bet you’re white.

  14. James Harrell July 29, 2016

    941-544-5629. Hit me Mary because ” i can love you better than he can “

  15. Jacob July 29, 2016

    To this day I still believe share my world and what’s the 411 are her best body of works

    I hope this album delivers something like those albums

    • Royalkev July 29, 2016

      Those 2 are my favorites from Mary! Still, most people feel ‘My Life’ is her best!

  16. Nate July 29, 2016

    Nope. My Life is still the classic Mary album. The title track alone still lives and breathes REALNESS! Should be the BLM theme song. Lol. Love Mary.

  17. ???????Chile, take this “Itty Bitty Piggy” to the market and make sure you hold her hand while crossing the street!??????? July 29, 2016

    Sad for Mama Mary, but I just know the Grammy nominations will be lined up for this new album. What else can I say? No one can write pain into music like this woman?

  18. ow Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyikiji July 31, 2016

    Can’t wait to hear new music from her

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