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Mary J Blige Says Being Molested Made Her 'Feel Worthless'

25 July 2011
Mary J Blige Says Being Molested Made Her 'Feel Worthless'
Mary J Blige Says Being Molested Made Her 'Feel Worthless'

Mary J Blige says being molested when she was a child made her feel "worthless," as she opens up on VH1's 'Behind The Scenes.'

The Grammy award-winning singer has given a candid interview in which she talks about her difficult childhood, being molested at the young age of five and turning to alcohol. Discussing the sexual abuse, Mary said: "When I was five years old I was molested and just, you know. I remember feeling, literally right before it happened, I just could not believe that this person was going to do this to me."

However, the fear and anger soon turned to blaming herself. She added: "That thing followed me all my life. The shame of thinking my molestation was my fault. It led me to believe I wasn't worth anything."

Mary also opened up about her alcohol problems and credits her reason for quitting the drink as her husband Kendu. "When I stopped drinking, it was willpower. It was prayer. It was really hard. But I cared so much about [Kendu], I didn't wanna be just this alcoholic burden on him."

The queen of Soul R&B also credits her lengthy career to P Diddy, saying: "If it wasn't for him I probably wouldn't have made it this far in my career, because he pushed me, challenged me to challenge myself."

Mary's VH1 'Behind The Scenes' airs on Sunday.

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