Mary J. Blige on ‘Today Show’ (Video) Live Concert Performance, Interview

Here’s the video of Mary J. Blige on the Today Show. See the nine-time Grammy-Award winning Queen of Hip Hop Soul’s live concert performance and interview at The Plaza in New York City’s Rockefeller Center, part of the Today Show Citi Concert Series. The replay and more details are below.

Mary J Blige performed in support of her latest album, ‘Strength of a Woman’ which was released to critical acclaim. The album features guest appearances from Missy Elliot, Kanye West, DJ Khaled and others. It’s on track to debut at No. 2 on the Billbaord Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200. She recently announced she is embarking on a tour of the same title which will kick off in Chicago at the Chicago Theater in July and will wrap in September.

In a brief interview on stage with co-anchors Matt Lauer and Savanna Guthrie and fourth hour co-anchor Hoda Kotb, she discussed the new album. Asked about the personal nature of the songs, MJB said, “It’s a blessing that I can take all my trials and tribulations — everybody knows what’s going on. It’s awful. It’s a bad thing and I’m not going to keep talking about it.”

She went on to say, “I wouldn’t be Mary J. Blige if I couldn’t use my own music as therapy.”

She performed a three-song concert set: ‘Thick of It her No,. 1 hit from the new album,’ ‘Family Affair’ (her classic chart topping hit from her 2001 album “No More Drama”) and ‘U + Me (Love Lesson).’

You can see the replay video below, along with photos from Twitter and Instagram.

Interview + ‘Thick of It’

‘Family Affair’

U + Me (Love Lesson)

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The program was broadcast originally on Friday, May 19, 2017.

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