R&B star Mary J. Blige is featured on the latest cover of LA Confidential.
The 42-year-old vocalist, a proud born again Christian, spoke to the glossy about those who believe you can’t be a Christian and also support same sex marriage.
“I would say this to those people: I’m not God. God said not to judge anyone lest you be judged. That’s it. Who am I to point my finger? You’ve got to walk in love. To say you do not want people to be happy is so mean, so not me,” Blige told the interviewer.
The New York-bred entertainer also shared that she never formally went through a rehabilitation process to overcome her addiction to drugs and alcohol, but instead turned to spirituality to help her battle her demons.
“I don’t know why, but I didn’t want to go to rehab,” she explained. “I believe that anything man himself can do for me, God can do for me in a greater way. I decided to pray and to seek God on my own. I just stayed in The Word. And it worked.”
Blige said that even after she kicked hard drugs, she learned to become a social drinker until she found herself slipping back into her old habits.
“What I did was I chose to learn how to drink socially and it didn’t work. The test comes when you have to decide whether you’re drinking to be social or drinking to cover up something again. To cover up depression. To cover up guilt. Shame. Abandonment. All of that, man. Once I realized, “There you go again,” I had to stop,” she confessed.
The “No More Drama” singer admitted the death of Whitney Houston in 2012 made her quit drinking altogether.
“Whitney Houston’s death really affected me. Her death is another reason I stopped. I really do think I’m done. I looked at how that woman could not perform anymore,” she offered.