Mary J Blige Says She Didn’t Feel Beautiful Until 2016: ‘No Real Confidence’
Mary J Blige opens up during an interview with Elle Magazine about her self confidence.
“If you’ve been beat down mentally by someone, you’re never pretty enough,” she says about her marriage with Kendu Isaacs. “You’re never smart enough. Nothing’s ever good enough.”
She admits that she once felt so low that she had to pay herself compliments. “I had to pay myself the highest compliments, even if I didn’t believe it, just so I could build myself up,” Blige told the magazine. “I would do it in the morning, because that’s the time when your hair is not done and you don’t have on makeup. You’re just kind of dealing with yourself for real.”
She says her daily affirmation is, “Good morning, Gorgeous. I love you. I got you. I need you.”
“The negative thought life creates a bad day because if you don’t get a hold to what you thinkin’, everything you do is gonna be what you thinkin’,” she told Henson at the time. “So, every single day, every second of the day, we are fighting our thought, but I’m gonna try my hardest to not lie to myself about anything because when we lie to ourselves that’s a form of insanity. You just can’t do it … you’ve gotta teach that other side that you can’t win.”