In early July Mary J. Blige deleted every post from her Instagram account, leaving fans with mixed emotions and questions — although it didn’t take long for them to get an answer.
Two weeks later, it was reported that the nine-time Grammy award-winning singer was filing from divorce from her manager/husband of 12 years, Martin “Kendu” Issacs.
It didn’t take long for social media timelines to be flooded with the news. Some fans took it personally, sending Blige prayers and encouraging words. On the other hand, others secretly applauded Kendu for breaking her heart in hopes they would get a banging breakup album soon.
Needless to say, what should be taken into consideration by fans and critics is behind the glitz and glamour, is a woman whose marriage is over.
“I’m in the middle of a divorce,” Blige told Steve Harvey on his morning show. “It doesn’t feel good. It feels terrible but I have the strength to get through.”
And she definitely has the strength.
Rated R&B took the liberty of making a playlist of Blige’s heart healing anthems including her newly crowned number-one single “Thick Of It,” to show how strong she is now and will be after her divorce is finalized. We even added songs by other contemporary female R&B artists to help make her laugh, cry and mend her heart during those difficult times.
Stream our playlist on Spotify below.