Mary J. Blige ‘So Grateful’ for Walk of Fame Star ‘Because I’ve Earned it Probably 3 Times’

"I know my worth, and what this means.”

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Singer Mary J. Blige cemented her status in Tinseltown with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, Jan. 11. Sean “Diddy” Combs and R&B megaproducers Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were among those present to honor her.

“I’m so grateful for this star right now because I’ve earned it probably three times,” Variety reported Blige told attendees of the honor, which was granted on her 47th birthday. “I say that with confidence and not arrogance. I say it because I know that now, and I know my worth, and what this means.”

Diddy praised the singer as a family member, according to NBC News. He also applauded how Blige, who has sold over 50 million albums, “moves people with not just with her voice but with who she is.”

Also in attendance was writer-director of the film “Mudbound,” which Blige starred in, Dee Rees and Uptown Records founder Andre Harrell.

“I am feeling like a proud musical father,” said Harrell, who founded the label to which Blige signed at 18. “Mary receiving a star on the Walk of Fame, is like Black women and little girls from around the world with a dream also receiving one.”

Many fans were happy for the nine-time Grammy winner and shared their thoughts online.

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