I missed Mary J. Blige’s birthday early last week, and then for boring technical reasons, the photos I licensed to celebrate it on Thursday didn’t get to me in time. But it’s never too late to celebrate an icon. I hope she had a great day and that her dancerie was indeed void of hateration and holleration. This one has a fun trajectory, including something she wore to the SAGs for Mudbound that is one of my favorites. Happy birthday, Mary J., and may your sung request for no more drama be heard by the entire freaking universe.

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