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Mary J. Blige just released another promotional pic for ‘My Life II: The Journey Continues’ which is set to be released in October. The album serves as the sequel to Blige’s 1994’s sophomore smash ‘My Life’. The staff at HB are huge fans of Mary and let’s just say MJB better not disappoint! We have waited years for this one.

Mary recently released a single “The Living Proof” for the upcoming big-screen adaptation of best-selling novel The Help, and recently sat down with our friends over at and dished about what inspired her to write song:

“I wrote the song almost in the theater as I was watching the movie,” MJB told during the ESSENCE Music Festival. “Everything that made me cry, I would write it down. Everything that made me laugh, I would write it down. And then I would listen to different things they were saying and I would write it down.”

Blige says she called the song “The Living Proof” in honor of the characters’ resilience and ability to forgive. “Learning how to forgive people that hurt you. That’s the hardest thing to do,” she said. “My song tells the story of how we are all survivors, and how we’re living proof that we can come through whatever.”

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