Mary J. Blige isn’t letting the drama from her nasty divorce to ex-husband Kendu Isaacs stop her hustle. The Oscar nominated actress told HipHollywood exclusively that she’s planning to get back in the studio once she finishes filming Umbrella Academy for Netflix.
“I’m not pausing on music,” she said at Alfre Woodard’s Oscars Sistah’s Soiree where she was being honored. “I’m going to shoot [Umbrella Academy] and come back and hit the studio. It’s going to take me a while but I’m going right back in because why not.”
On Friday, Blige and her former husband and manager quietly settled their divorce for an undisclosed amount. Details in the settlement were not made public, but days earlier it was revealed that Blige didn’t make a penny from her role in Mudbound and owed a whopping $25 million in advances.
She told HipHollywood that despite her financial and marital woes she still has plenty of reasons to smile. “I have no control over the darkness, it’s there so I just surrender and except it and let God handle the rest, and the rest is beautiful. ”
Blige filed for divorce in 2016, citing irreconcilable differences after 12 years of marriage. In June, she was ordered to pay $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support after Isaacs’ request for $100,000 was denied.
Via court documents she revealed she wasn’t pulling in the same money from touring because she is now considered a “legacy artist” and her expenses out weighed her earnings.
Exclusive Details: Trey Songz Arrested For Domestic Violence + Singer’s Public Response
HipHollywood can confirm that singer, Trey Songz, was arrested on Monday morning on domestic violence charges.
The Los Angeles Police Department tells us that Tremaine Neverson, the r&b crooner’s legal name, was taken into custody around 6:30am. The arrest stemmed from an alleged violent incident on February 18.
We are told the singer was let out on bail, which was set at $50k.
After being released, Songz took to Instagram to respond to the arrest, writing on Twitter:
“For weeks my lawyers & Mgmt have asked me not to comment on this and I initially agreed but this morning I feel that my fam, the women that raised me, my friends & fans especially the youth need to hear from me. I am being lied on and falsely accused for someone’s personal gain”
He added, “I won’t be speaking too much more on this but would like to thank you for all the prayers and support.”
The singer was also clearly unbothered by the arrest because he went as far as to share a string of stories on Instagram, which included him raving about the beautiful day and blasting music throughout his home.
As previously reported, during All Star Weekend, a woman claimed Songz unleashed fury during a Hollywood Hills party after he spotted her talking to another man.
Following the incident, the woman went to the hospital where she was treated before calling police.
The alleged victim’s lawyer, famous women’s rights attorney Lisa Bloom, even took to Instagram earlier this month to ask for any witnesses. “Went with my client today for her second police interview re her allegations that Trey Songz choked and punched her earlier this month,” Bloom tweeted. “Many were present. We need just one to have a conscience and step forward as a witness.”
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