Did Mary J. Blige finish high school?

Did Mary J. Blige finish high school?

Blige was then raised by her mother and, under her encouragement, sang in the church choir. She dropped out of Roosevelt High School in 1987, at the age of sixteen.

What college did Mary J. Blige go to?

“The city of New York gave me my high school diploma … and now Howard University has accepted me,” said Blige.

Does Mary J. Blige have her masters?

This may be due to the fact that Blige doesn’t own the masters to much of her music, in addition to facing financial issues for several years.

Did Mary J. Blige grow up poor?

Blige grew up primarily in the Schlobohm housing projects in Yonkers, New York. She experienced extreme poverty and violence at the height of the crack epidemic, and as a result, had to grow up very fast. Eventually, Blige began suffering abuse herself — sexual abuse as a child, and physical abuse as a young adult.

Was Mary J. Blige illiterate?

“It hurts a lot when you cannot really comprehend what a person is saying in a meeting or you don’t even understand what you’re reading in your contract,” says Blige, who left school in the 11th grade and reads at only an eighth-grade level.

How much does it cost to get Mary J. Blige to perform?

The estimated speaking fee range to book Mary J. Blige for your event is $100,000 – $200,000. Mary J. Blige generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.