“People are mean,” she goes on. “The game plan is to prey on your insecurities and get you to feel so bad about yourself that you believe everything they’re saying about you. So now they have power. It’s all a game.”
But you’re so accomplished, I tell her. What could Mary J. Blige possibly feel insecure about?
“When people say that, I really don’t like it,” she says, not annoyed, but firm. “Because accomplished people are people too. We’re all just trying to be loved and accepted, maybe have a family one day. So, when we get tricked, you don’t even realize until you’re in the middle of it. There are a lot of manipulators out here.”
Her Chinese chicken salad arrives, but she sends it back – too