Mary J. Blige is just one of the many celebrities lending her voice to the Black Lives Matter movement, and now she’s opening up about it.
In a recent interview with Health magazine for the September issue, the 49-year-old singer and actress got candid about her support for BLM.
While discussing how she used her platform and voice to propel the movement forward, Blige said, “The killing of George Floyd was atrocious—words cannot even describe it. At the same time, it was the catalyst for some change.”
“It put a mirror up in front of all of us, but we still have such a long way to go,” she added. “Racism has always been a problem, and this was the breaking point and caused a reaction around the world. There are so many things I want to see change, and things are changing, thank God.”
Getting more personal, the “I’m Going Down” songstress, revealed how Floyd’s death has affected her.
“This has affected me the same way it has affected the world. So much emotion, outrage, and anger has caused us all to respond the only way we knew how,” she explained. “It was traumatizing to see them kill this man for no reason—and so many of us every day for so many years. We have had years of frustration and years of being ignored, but all of this has brought change. We still have a long way to go, and this is why Black lives will always matter.”
By Danielle Long
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