Music Was My Only Friend
Mary J. Blige shares her struggles growing up in the projects of Queens, and how music was her "only friend" through challenging times.
- I was absolutely feeling the hell in the neighborhood. By the time I got to high school, I wasn't asking any questions. The environment had sucked us dry of just wanting to even know or ask. It was like you put your head down, you do your work, and hope you graduate, get good grades, or in my case, just cut school. And it really affected me so bad. By the time I got to high school, I didn't even wanna be in high school anymore, I was like, I just can't take this anymore. But the music again, singing was my only friend, it really helped me to survive.
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