On Friday, Mary J. Blige’s new documentary titled My Life hit Amazon Prime. In this new documentary, this legendary R&B singer opened up about sharing such challenging moments on screen. This documentary is directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth. It explores Blige’s early days in the music industry and the making of the iconic 1994 sophomore album My Life- hence the title. The film, which includes appearances from Taraji P. Henson and Alicia Keys.
Blige opened up on this documentary in a recent interview with ET; “To go back and actually show them where the pain came from, it was heavy, but it was nothing because those are my fans. In order to do a My Life documentary, you have to go back and show people what happened, you know? Why it happened and where did all this pain come from. The most painful part is, ‘Why so much stuff, so much stuff had to happen to a little girl?’ But that happens, you know? Little girls aren’t safe. Little boys aren’t safe.”