In other words, yes, this is about three things that could very well be upsetting Mary J. Blige. (Actually one pretty obviously is…)
So let’s start with her ongoing divorce from former manager Kendu Isaacs. As Ryan relays in today’s Ryan Report, Isaacs not only wants their pre-nup nullified he wants spousal support. “Mary says kick rocks” – in Ryan’s words.
OK. Meanwhile, TV’s daytime talk show host Wendy Williams has advised (with the cameras rolling) that Blige would have better luck romantically if she dated outside of her race. Her exact words: “Quite frankly she needs to go the Tina Turner route. She needs to get herself a nice white man.”
Then there was the response to that clip from her upcoming show on Apple Music in which she “serenaded” presidential nominee Hillary Clinton with a cover of a Bruce Springsteen song about police brutality. (And “serenade” is in no way the best word – there’s really no describing it. Just watch.)
“Everybody on social media went in,” Ryan said. “They did not like that.”
And if you thought Blige was hurt by the response to that Burger King chicken commercial a few years ago (“What’s in the new chicken wrap?!) – as she conceded to Angie Martinez – then you won’t be surprised by what she JUST posted to her 5.67 million followers: “EVERYBODY SHUT THE F*** UP!!!!!! #takethat #Haters #crabinabarrel #simpleminded #411.” (The tweet has since been deleted.)