Mary J. Blige Covers ELLE / Talks New Album & Headlining the Super Bowl Halftime Show

Published: Wednesday 26th Jan 2022 by Sam

Check out Mary J. Blige!

The Queen of Hip-Hop/Soul covers the newest issue of ELLE Magazine.

And the feature comes at an active time for the R&B royal.

For, as well as readying new album ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’ for release on February 11, MJB will be taking center stage two days later on February 13 at the Super Bowl Halftime Show – which she’s headlining alongside Dr. Dre, Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, and Eminem. 

Beyond posing it up for the Adrienne Raquel lensed shoot, Blige seized the feature to open up about the LP as well as performing on the grandest stage of them all.

Head below for more…

On New Album ‘Good Morning Gorgeous’:

“During Mudbound and when I was married, I was feeling so low. I had to pay myself the highest compliments, even if I didn’t believe it, just so I could build myself up. I would do it in the morning, because that’s the time when your hair is not done and you don’t have on makeup. You’re just kind of dealing with yourself for real. Good morning, Gorgeous. I love you. I got you. I need you.”

On Performing at the Super Bowl:

“It’s like getting an Oscar nomination.

[Having cameoed at the 2001 show with NSYNC] This time I’m going to be front and center—Mary J. Blige, in her glory and greatness and swagger.”

Excerpt On Hip-Hop Taking Center Stage During Halftime:

“Hip-hop is East Coast. Hip-hop is West Coast. Hip-hop is Europe—this is why it’s going to be so major, because this is what the Super Bowl is showing to people: It’s not just one thing. [Hip-hop] is everywhere.”

Sharing the stage with four other entertainers means Blige will have to shave her discography down to just one song. She’s leaning toward her seminal hit “Family Affair.” The song is a favorite of Dr. Dre, who produced it. Also, Blige says, hip-hop is something of a “Family Affair” in today’s culture: “We are the culture; [hip-hop artists] give people a way to speak. We give people a way to walk. We give people a way to talk. We give people a way to think. That’s what hip-hop and hip-hop soul have done for our culture since [the beginning].”

We’re loving Mary’s regal glow!

Your thoughts?

[Photo Credit: ELLE / Adrienne Raquel]

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  1. Blkdiamond January 26, 2022

    Ouch. No one called Monica?

    MJB the queen looks good.

    • God Damn Pigs January 26, 2022

      Yes. Drag that attention seeing bum ass h**

    • BlackRustyZirconia January 26, 2022

      I’m so confused why Monica is brought up in every post. I feel like I’m missing out on something. Why must Monica always be put down? It’s weird. She is a hard working, accomplished artist since age 13. She is a Grammy winner, and a mother of 3 children. As mush as you obsessed of artist, and how many albums sold and being number 1, there is more to life. She probably living her life, making sure her children are safe and fed. You must get a life. You must, please. Get off the internet, turn off your phone, and go outside and get some fresh air.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        But where Trenches, sis? All that ish coming out yo ashy mouth and ain’t saying NOTHING 🤣🤣🤣

      • Phlyone January 26, 2022

        They’re bored sis. Bored bullies and trolls with nothing to offer this world. Monica bothers no one. Literally lives life and minds her business. They’re more worried about new music than her fans.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        Nah she’s busy waiting for her murderer flop-rapping boyfriend to get out of prison 💀

      • SHAYLA CAN EAT SHIIIT January 26, 2022

        Shayla, a Shiiit stain for a human

        Time is almost up HO 🖕

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        Keep trying boo boo

      • SHAYLA A BALD HEAD EIGHT TOED F****** January 26, 2022

        Yes, that’s what you smell like b****.

        BOOBOO

    • Monica Stan January 26, 2022

      The unemployment office called you broke ass hoeeee. Monica is a millionaire. You dumpster diving and picking up pennys at the swap meet. Püssssyy

  2. Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

    Where’s Monica’s Superbowl Halftime Show, I thought she was supposed to be a “legend,” according to Monica Stan 🤣🤣🤣

    • God Damn Pigs January 26, 2022

      Screaming! That h** didn’t even made it to guest list. Lol

    • Phlyone January 26, 2022

      Monica IS a legend. The Super Bowl doesn’t define that. How many legends haven’t performed the SB???? Monica isn’t even the extravagant type of performer. So I’m confused why you keep bringing her up?

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        5m albums after nearly 30 years in the game says otherwise lmaoooooooooo 🤣

      • God Damn Pigs January 26, 2022

        I wonder how many trolling accounts does Monica stan has?

      • Monica Stan January 26, 2022

        Let’s these trannies and shïtttyy busssy bottoms know what the tea is! Ok! Period!

  3. Dc January 26, 2022

    Mary don’t need hot 100 pop hits and still booking super bowl and major magazine covers 30 plus years in 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

      Where’s Cardi’s Super Bowl show, huh? Those 3 “diamond singles” from FREE Spotify streams clearly aren’t sufficient 🤣🤣🤣

      • ShaylaThaBully January 26, 2022

        Gimme a break? Can’t you just be happy and live in the present? Cardi will get her time. You think they just hand out Super bowl halftime to everybody. As Mary said, it’s like an Oscar nomination. Let Mary Shine. Let’s celebrate her.
        Get off the internet and go outside to breathe the fresh air. You’re embarrassing.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        You embarrassing. Not even side-chick material.

      • BottomFeederPeasant January 26, 2022

        You ain’t no queen, you’re a peasant.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        And you’re an old cow with saggy balls

  4. Dc January 26, 2022

    Mary smart album coming 2 days before super bowl major promo 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

  5. God Damn Pigs January 26, 2022

    Hag Mary! The mental state of unbalanced. Y’all don’t remember how she beat her husband up.

  6. Still Over It January 26, 2022

    She looks good!!! That’s the least she can do since she can’t act or sing. 😭

  7. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) January 26, 2022

    Bye granny Mary💅🏾 She peaked at Be without you era. Zero hit after 2007🤣😂🤣😂

    • Uhh January 26, 2022

      She’s had multiple acting roles, over 3 Golden Globe nominations and several successful tours. Not to mention she’s been in the game since 1990. Sorry hater but still winning 😁

      • Uhh January 26, 2022

        She’s had multiple acting roles, over 3 Golden Globe nominations and several successful tours. Not to mention she’s been in the game since 1990. Sorry hater but SHE’S still winning 😁😝🥳

      • Dc January 26, 2022

        And Oscar nominated actress to

    • YouWishYouHadMarysLife January 26, 2022

      Granny? You just throw people away after a certain age? How dare you. She has lived and accomplished more now than her younger days. I hope when you reach Mary’s current age, you are tossed away and ignored. You’re an embarrassment. Your mother think you’re an embarrassment also. She would if she knew you were being a ageism bully.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        Shut it, tramp.

    • Dc January 26, 2022

      And she getting mainstream covers and super bowl halftime after 30 plus years stay mad 15 albums and still here you mad b i t c h

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        Where Cardi doe? 🤣🤣🤣

    • Dc January 26, 2022

      Her last album in 2016 went gold dumb a s s also hope u laughing at the fact she also makes 400,000 on power per episode while you broke so yes laugh away 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂also laugh at that tv production company she owns blue butterfly or her wine brand she owns soo funny huh

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        What does Cardi own? Because he definitely isn’t her man 🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        *it

  8. Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

    Adele – Easy On Me still #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 y’all 💯💋

    • ThatAppleJuice January 26, 2022

      She needs to go easy on her fans pockets after canceling her residency at the last minute. Wannabe diva with no vocals.

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        She has more vocals than your faves.

      • ThatAppleJuice January 26, 2022

        I don’t have to think twice about spending coins to see my faves in concert. They can all sing live and don’t cancel at the final hour. When will Fatdele????? 😜

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        Yet they will never sell 3.5m albums in one week 😝

    • Dc January 26, 2022

      Adele second single failed to reach number 1 she falling off 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        Easy On Me still #1 after 10 weeks 🤣🤣🤣

    • Dc January 26, 2022

      iamcardib’s ‘Invasion of Privacy’ has now sold over 10 million equivalent album units worldwide.

      Since u asked bout cardi 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🤣👏🏾🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        Lies! It barely pushed over 100k US… 🤣🤣🤣

    • Dc January 26, 2022

      Cardi album been on billboard 200 still selling since 2018 and still charting believe it only sold 100k if that makes you sleep better

      • Shayla Queen™ 👑 January 26, 2022

        *still STREAMING

        and

        *on the BOTTOM END of the Billboard 200

        Fixed it for ya 💋

    • Dc January 26, 2022

      @iamcardib’s “Invasion of Privacy” spends a 198th week on Billboard 200 at #124.

      Yessss cardi killin it longest running female rap album in billboard history 4 years 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾🤣🤣

    • SHAYLA ASS SMELL LIKE DEAD SARDINES January 26, 2022

      This b**** out here Skyping her fans and crying! Let’s see how many more #1s her ass will get now! 👏😈

      • Dc January 26, 2022

        Yea that second single flopping to 😂😂😂😂😂

  9. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 January 26, 2022

    Mary has always been GORGEOUS 👑🤳🏽💋

    • Normani the Queen of Beyhived January 27, 2022

      Who is Mary J?

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