The Queen of Hip-hop Soul Mary J. Blige is next up on the cover of ESSENCE magazine’s latest issue. In the June 2012 edition (which hits newstands on May 11th), the singer/actress gives advice about the importance of loving yourself before anyone else can and shared her personal experience with this tip:
“I was never really able to look at myself in the mirror until I began to hear God telling me I was beautiful. Suddenly, other people started telling me I was beautiful, too, because I had started believing it…” [SOURCE]
This is Mary J. Blige’s 12th ESSENCE magazine cover. Check out some behind-the-scenes footage from her photoshoot at Pier 59 Studios in New York City. Video clip is after the jump!