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Iconic singer, Mary J. Blige was awarded the Lifetime achievement award at the just concluded BET Awards 2019 and her acceptance speech was precise and powerful.

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She spoke about how she’s remained relevant after all these years.

Mary J. Blige noted that service was the most important part of her work and it is because she does that diligently, that she has stayed relevant.

Mary’s speech moved the audience to a standing ovation as she said:

“People always ask how do I sustain and stay relevant in this industry? It’s because although I am a leader, a queen, a living legend… I’m a servant as well and I’m here to serve. Being a servant is not always glamourous or popular, but it’s the job and the assignment that I was given. It’s because in order to be an authority, I had to learn how to come under authority. It’s because when the glory is placed on me, I give it back to God, immediately. 

“This journey has always been bigger than me, and my mission is not only to survive, but right now, it’s to thrive and continue to make history while I do it.”

We couln’t agree more.

Congratulations Mary J. Blige!

Read also: Nipsey Huslle Honoured WIth A Tribute AT The 2019 BET Awards

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