Mary J. Blige “was afraid of success” when she first entered the music business.
Known as the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, the superstar has won nine Grammy Awards during her career.
But in a new interview with People, Mary confesses that it took her a long time to embrace her trailblazing status, and after meeting Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs in the early ’90s, she began to change her perspective. rice field.
“I was never as ambitious as Puff. You’re afraid to want more,” she told the outlet. “And when I met him, he was the exact opposite. was a very good person to me, but it took me a few years to grow up.”
Mary, 52, also said Diddy, who produced her debut album What’s the 411? said she made her understand.
The hip-hop legend then hailed his friend as a “pioneer” and an “unstoppable force.”
“(Mary) can accomplish anything she sets her mind to,” he praised.
Mary is currently promoting her fourteenth studio album, Good Morning Gorgeous. The record has earned her six Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year.