"Ladies, let me tell you something / We come too far to lose / We'll win this battle / We suffer hard for love", she sings, adding, "Look what we're made of, handsome scars on us / This life is what we make it / Won't change a thing / Ain't worry about it, no". I didn't know if I wanted to die, I didn't know what, I just knew I was ready to check out.
"I am feeling like a proud father", Harrell, who founded Uptown Records, the label that signed Blige in 1989, said.
Blige won her first Grammy in 1996 for best rap performance by a duo or group for "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By", a collaboration with Method Man. But I thank God for this moment. "God has given me the strength to keep going regardless of who hated me or what anyone said about me". "We lived in the projects but we had love in our home". And we learned how to survive.
The hip-hop crooner received the 2,626th star on the Boulevard during a ceremony that was emceed by Sean "Diddy" Combs. Combs executive produced Blige's debut album.
After enduring a messy divorce from ex-husband Kendu Isaacs, in addition to releasing a solo album and appearing in Mudbound - which she credits to saving her life - Blige has been through a lot the last couple years. I say that with confidence and not arrogance.
Blige began her acting career in 1998 with an appearance on The WB comedy, "The Jamie Foxx Show". "I think I'm good on marriage for a while", she said in an interview with the Associated Press.