The interwebs have been all abuzz over Mary J. Blige's recent interview in The Advocate (which hits stands tomorrow), Easily the best moment of the article for me was the following quote regarding gay-acceptance:
"The real hip-hop," she stresses, "the real people don't even care about that. They'll love you and accept you no matter what because they know who they are."
Word? There's more:
"I've heard a couple of guys say foul things, and those guys are not around me anymore because when they say things like that, I'm looking at them like, What makes you so scared? You don't know who you are?"
"I guess it all boils down to them not being sure about themselves and what they wanna do, whoever that is. I won't say any names. And I don't dislike them or anything--it just makes me wonder about them period. 'Cause if you're not sure about that, then you ain't sure about a lotta things!"
Mary has worked with a host of rappers during her tenure as The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul. So it goes without question that a nosy, instigating blogger like myself began to wonder if any of the people to whom she's referring have shared a track with her. I won't go there this time, but knock yourselves out in the comments.
The December 4th issue of The Advocate with Ernest Hardy's MJB interview hits stands tomorrow.
[Hat Tip: Rod]
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