Mary J. Blige is a star that needs no introduction. For more than two decades, she has delivered hit after hit. More importantly, she has served as a living example of how to overcome obstacles in your personal and professional life. Through her anthems of pain and difficulty, she has always taught her fans how to overcome anyone and anything that may be in their way. Along the way, she has delivered thirteen studio albums, won more than her fair share of BET Awards and worked with music’s biggest names. As she continues to dazzle audiences worldwide, BET has elected to honor her with a lifetime achievement award.
In addition to receiving a lifetime achievement award, Mary J. Blige did what she does best, entertain and empower. Mary J. Blige was introduced by her longtime friend and former producer, Sean “Diddy” Combs. From there, she took the reigns and performed “My Life” followed by “No Drama” with a band accompanying her. Later on, the New York born star performed “I’m Goin’ Down” and “Real Love” featuring Notorious B.I.G. To close out her performance, the all-time great R&B star brought out Lil’ Kim, Method Man and more. Check out clips from her acceptance speech and performance.
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