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Mary J. Blige performs at the Clive Davis and The Recording Academy Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

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N'SYNC, Britney Spears, Mary J. Blige, Aerosmith, Nelly - Super Bowl XXXV (2001) Singer Britney Spears, flanked by Steven Tyler of Aerosmtih, second from left, and hip-hop star Nelly, second from right, join 'N Sync members Justin Timberlake, far left, and Lance Bass, far right on stage for the halftime show of Super Bowl XXXV on Sunday, Jan. 28, 2001, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Amy E. Conn)

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In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 photo, Shawnee Chasser holds her pet raccoon, Mary J. Blige, outside of her treehouse in Miami. Miami-Dade County code inspectors discovered the treehouse, declared it unfit for human habitation and ordered it torn down. Now she is fighting to keep her arboreal house, which on its ground floor features a sink with running water, a stove and a refrigerator, a computer and a television. It’s also home to her dogs, cats and raccoon. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

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FILE - In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Mary J. Blige attends "The Wiz Live!" Photo Op held at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. A pair of clips teasing Blige's interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show "The 411" isn't winning over social media users. The teaser featuring Blige crooning Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" before clasping hands with Clinton was mocked online quickly after it was posted Tuesday, Sept. 27 by Apple.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

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Singer Mary J. Blige performs on stage during the entertainment portion of the State Dinner for French President President Francois Hollande, center, seated with first lady Michelle Obama, left, and President Barack Obama, right, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Singer Mary J. Blige performs on stage during the entertainment portion of the State Dinner for French President President Francois Hollande, left, and President Barack Obama, right, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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This image released by Starpix shows singer Mary J. Blige at the Shape Magazine and Men's Fitness Super Bowl Party at Cipriani 42nd Street on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab)

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Mary J. Blige takes the stage to sing on the night that President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012. (Andrew Geraci/ The Washington Times)

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Mary J. Blige takes the stage to sing on the night that President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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Delegates dance to the music of Mary J. Blige on the night that President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012. (Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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Mary J. Blige takes the stage to sing on the night that President Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as President of the United States at the Democratic National Convention in the Time Warner Arena in Charlotte, N.C., on Thursday, September 6, 2012.(Barbara Salisbury/ The Washington Times)

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When Mary J. Blige’s backup singers practiced before the musical acts performed, it had Ingrid Nurse putting on her dancing shoes. (Andrew Geraci/The Washington Times)