Queen of Hip Hop Soul Mary J. Blige has not been shy about royally dragging her ex-husband/manager, Kendu Isaacs, since the summer 2016 announcement of their divorce after 12 years of marriage. Branding the businessman a “con artist,” her disdain for Isaacs was surely increased a year later when divorce proceedings led a judge to order the R&B icon to pay him $30,000 a month in spousal support.
Covering expenses like wardrobe, vacations, retroactive payments for managerial services rendered, and more, the payments do not touch the surface of what he is feel is owed to him, sources say. This, especially after a number of tunes from Blige’s 2017 #1 R&B album, ‘Strength of a Woman,’ specifically used incidents in their marriage as its inspiration.
Isaacs asserts Blige’s disparaging public remarks about him – coupled with damning lyrics found in her songs ‘Set Me Free’ and ‘Love Yourself’ (seen above) – are impeding his ability to find work post their divorce. As fans following their divorce debacle know, the 49-year-old originally requested almost $130,000 a month in spousal support (of which his Grammy-winning ex-wife was only ordered to pay $30,000).
His response? A demand for an increase allowance.
“…now he is seeking an increase to $65,000, claiming she has $275,476 a month available that can go towards paying him spousal support. All in all, Isaacs says Blige has used him and his name to make successful “divorce songs,” so he wants his cut…”
Update (October 26th):
A judge has denied Kendu’s request for alimony increase. Ouch!