What Inspired Me in London
Mary J. Blige talks about how living in London inspired her to be her most authentic self as an artist, as opposed to blindly following trends.
- What I saw that I thought was unique but at the same time it's nostalgic that was happening in London was the fact that artists can just be who they are. They didn't have to follow one another to be the hottest thing. You know, the way they played songs on the radio, they played 'em like they played 'em back in the days. You heard Luther Vandross. Then you heard Cara Swann. Then you heard Patti LaBelle, but this was all on one station. Then you heard Michael Jackson. This is what really inspired me over in London to just be Mary J. Blige. Do what I do, and not become a needle in a haystack, and not follow what the next person's doing. Do what you do. Do what you love. Believe in it, and then everyone else is gonna believe in it.