Blige was born on January 11, 1971, in the Bronx, a borough of New York City, and was raised in Richmond Hill, Georgia, and Yonkers, New York.
Meanwhile, Combs paid homage to Blige's mother, Cora, who was present. "This day is also about family", he said.
MARY J. BLIGE: God has put my name on a star. "I used to pick Mary up in the projects and drive on the highways of NY and just dream". "We've come too far to lose / We'll win this battle". Between the two of them, they did more than that. With a Hollywood star added to her already cemented legacy, Blige's story now lives on forever.More news: Huawei is victim of United States 'trust deficit'
"I'm so grateful for this star right now because I've earned it probably three times", Blige said. She was a single-parent mother. and she raised us on her own.
"I have to give a really big thanks to my fans because without you, this isn't possible", she said. "I don't think you understand what you did".
You can see a portion of her emotional speech below. She recently nominated for the Best Original Song at the 2018 Golden Globes for the song "Mighty River'and Best Supporting Actress role in the movie 'Mudbound". "And I wanted to sing because it set me free from all of the negativity and all of the confusion that was happening outside of our home.we had love in our home". She's been a supporter of BET and we try to be a supporter of hers. The hip-hop mogul was also on hand to honor her. "So, it was an honor for me to be here today." .More news: Myanmar charges Reuters reporters covering Rohingya
Diddy, music executive and producer Jimmy Iovine and a coterie of luminaries from the entertainment industry attended the unveiling.
COMBS: (Singing) Happy birthday to you.More news: Adobe Systems Incorporated (NASDAQ:ADBE) Upward Momentum Touches New Heights