Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Childhood Molestation

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Opening up about an emotional topic, Mary J. Blige told VH1's Behind the Music that being molested when she was a child made her feel "worthless."

Last night, the Grammy award-winning singer gave a candid interview in which she talks about her difficult childhood and molested at the age of five.

Discussing the sexual abuse, Mary said: "When I was five years old I was molested and just, you know. I remember feeling, literally right before it happened, I just could not believe that this person was going to do this to me."

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However, the fear and anger soon turned to blaming herself. She added: "That thing followed me all my life. The shame of thinking my molestation was my fault."

"It led me to believe I wasn't worth anything."

Mary also opened up about her alcohol problems and credits husband Kendu for her ability to quit: "When I stopped drinking, it was willpower."

"It was prayer. It was really hard. But most of all, I cared so much about [Kendu], I didn't wanna be just this alcoholic burden on him."

In addition to Kendu, she is eternally grateful to Diddy:

"If it wasn't for him I probably wouldn't have made it this far in my career, because he pushed me, challenged me to challenge myself."

We applaud Mary for speaking so candidly on such topics, and wish her nothing but the best in her continuing musical pursuits.



"Who cares! Majority of woman have been molested or raped in their past. what does she want sympathy? Please!" While rape or sexual assault or molestation happens to too many women AND MEN (one is too many), it doesn't happen to a majority of women, and if it did, why wouldn't that still warrant sympathy and compassion for the person who went through that kind of ordeal? What an ugly, worthless person you are.


@ some point we all come to terms with our DEMONS.....!!!!! You know all those insensitive JERKS,who actually think this is for money or publicity,get a fu**ing clue. Unless you've been there you don't know. However , I wonder would it be so many skeptics ,if it were your loved one. & whenever someone comes out it's NEVER EVER THEIR FAULT...... Hopefully this story will help others to get the help & peace they need. Oh & yes to all those stupid mf's that think Ms. Mary needs money, hype or fanfare check her stats BITCHES....... LONG LIVE QUEEN MARY!!!!!!


She revealed this years ago......Next!


I was molested too but it seems like every celeb out there is coming out with their molestation.I think instead of talking about it they should do something with all that money they work hard for and put it to good use for this cause because children being molsted happens in every era and every year and people know this is happening but do nothing about it but talk about it.Today right now this is happening to someone and they should know they can go to someone they trust so that it doesn't happen anymore and that no one has a right to molest you.I admire that Oprah sent a message out over the airwaves about molestation and continues to bring up the topic to help save children some actually called police on their abusers because she told them on a show it was wrong.Poor Mary J ,it's not always easy to talk about being molested but maybe she was ready to do it to bring it out.


Am sick n tired of listening to those celebrities yapping about being molested many kids n others have been or being molested n nobody really talk about them bc its MJB i should feel, some compassion i bet if they didn't offered her ass some huge amount of money she wouldn't talk about it she had all these years to make a difference now she's talking i really don't give a rat ass about it....i don't think its genuine ...


I didn't mean to appear as asshole..Just wondering.There are sooo many celebrities now writing books about it .. I just wish it would actually do some good,not just filling their bank accounts.How about donating some of their money to help groups,rehabs that actually support kids,teenagers who has been abused..


Any police officers on this forum? I think we should check that Jennifer Miller doesn't have some type of record making a comment like that.


Fuck both of u. Molestation and sexual abuse is an epidemic. That's why so many fucking people had that happen. Assholes

Jennifer miller

Who cares! Majority of woman have been molested or raped in their past. what does she want sympathy? Please!


Is there any celebrity left who hasn't been molested as a child??!!

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