Updated: Feb 24
Written by: Kaylee Samuels
Today in Hip Hop News, Mary J Blige is a topic of discussion considering how she just made an entrance in the Super Bowl halftime show.
Mary had just released her new album February 11.
In the album, there is a song called “Rent Money,” this song talks about her financial struggles after a divorce with her ex husband, Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs.
In 2016 Mary split from her husband, two years later their divorce had been finalized.
Mary says, “‘Rent Money’ is about when I first got the divorce, I had to give up all this alimony, and I didn’t have no more money to give because he had spent it all.”
She went on to say that she had to go on tour just to provide enough money to him as the court ordered and she had nothing left for herself.
Mary also lost her state of mind as she says, ““I didn’t have no money to pay my rent and all this other stuff. But it’s also a metaphor, I didn’t have my soul like, I was just drained of everything. So it was time for somebody to pay.”
It seems to be true what they say, pain leads to good music. Mary said herself, as she was writing the song she was angry.
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