During a recent media day for “Power Book II: Ghost,” R&B icon Mary J. Blige said she doesn’t remember much about the period creating her classic “My Life” album because she was living like she was “ready to die.” She also says a documentary about the project is coming soon. (Sept. 22)
MARY J. BLIGE: Ooh, not much. Really, really making the record and just doing a lot of hanging out and partying and drinking and doing just a lot of silly stuff. But just trying to survive, trying to survive through such a dark period in my life. It was really a dark period, you know, and I was just trying to get through it.
I didn't know it was going to do what it did. I didn't know it was going to touch people in an opposite way of how I was living and what I was dealing with during it. So it's just, it's a beautiful thing that my trials and tribulations have uplifted people and caused them to get married and brought them through college and, you know, I was ready to die. You know, it's just, it's amazing what God can do, how he can use me. You know, just my little troubles to help someone.
- I know that you said there was a documentary in the works. Do we have a release date or anything?
MARY J. BLIGE: Yeah, it's coming. I've looked at maybe three cuts of it. We're just trying to get it perfect, because this is about My Life, the album, you know, and the evolution and, you know, the fan base and how we created the movement. So we want to make sure it's right before we give it to the world, so we don't have a release yet date yet, but you'll have one really soon.