Mary J. Blige Earns Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

On stage The Be Without You hit-maker was introduced on stage by long-time friend Sean'Diddy Combs

Diddy while congratulating Ms. Blige called the 47-year-old a queen, saying "she's royal, she's majestic", and outrightly saying that she is "black excellence".

Blige has been nominated for 31 Grammys and won nine. She was enshrined with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

"I wanna thank God for this moment.There's been times that, in my career, that I didn't even want to step out of my house because I was hurt so bad", she admitted. Blige has recorded eight multi-platinum albums and sold more than 50 million copies.

"I am so grateful, and I say that with confidence and not arrogance", the Grammy-winning singer told the crowd gathered for the star unveiling ceremony.

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"I loved to sing, it set me free from all of the negativity and all of the confusion happening outside of our home", the singer said.

In addition, Mary recalled what kept her going through tough times as an adult. "I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means".

The event was delayed over twenty minutes waiting on Sean Puffy Combs who was a presenting speaker along with André Harrell, the Uptown Records executive who gave Blige her first record deal. I said, who is this young girl singing with all this emotion and pain? This is such an honor for her. "Look what we're made of", she adds. "We started from nothing". I had two rims on it because I couldn't afford four. we would just drive down the highway in NY, and we would just dream.

Fans from various parts of the nation, including Oakland, California and Chicago, Illinois came specifically to support Blige, their favorite singer, as she shared her world in the California sunshine.

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