Mary J. Blige Talks About Meeting Michael Jackson

The singer and star of W’s October “New Royals” Issue admits to being a lifelong Michael Jackson fan and recalls the time she met the singer at the Soul Train Awards.

Released on 9/9/2015

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Starring: Mary J. Blige

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When I was growing up, my idea of music royalty
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was Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, The Jackson 5.
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Every song that they ever sang was my favorite song.
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I was just a huge fan, especially of Michael.
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I absolutely sang Michael Jackson's song
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in front of the mirror, and I tried to do
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the Billie Jean dance, and I was just
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in love with Michael Jackson.
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He was just my husband in my head.
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I met Michael Jackson once, briefly.
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We were backstage at the Soul Train awards.
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It wasn't really happening, because I couldn't
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believe I was meeting him.
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I was so nervous, and I shook his hand,
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and he was very nice.
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It was just...I don't even think I was in my body.
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(laughs)