Mary J. Blige

Mary J. Blige on Female Empowerment: 'We Have to Over-Compensate Just for Being Women'

Go behind the scenes of Variety‘s “Mudbound” cover shoot with Mary J. Blige as she discusses female empowerment, bingeing “Black Mirror” on Netflix, and why she saw her family members in the character she portrayed in the film.

“I know there’s a sense of strength out there for women. Women are really feeling themselves. It seems like we have to over-compensate just for being women,” she said. “We’re strong and we’re independent. Not that we don’t need men, it’s just that we could do without all of the BS that comes with them.”

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