Mary J. Blige shares her feelings of gratitude for the legacy she is able to leave behind, and her hope for future artists to remain genuine and diverse.
- It feels great to have been around so long, to have the legacy that I have. It feels amazing and it helps me get through my life. When I remember what I've done and what I've accomplished, the things and the negative things that anyone has to say means nothing because I worked hard. I worked for everything I have. And now there's a new generation standing on my shoulders like I stand on Aretha's shoulders and Chaka's shoulders. I would want them to continue to believe in themselves and don't be afraid of who they are so that we can have great music that's diverse and not just one artist sounding like the next artist and the next artist. Be yourself 'cause no one can do that better than you.