Mary J. Blige has certainly made a lot of bread over her 30-year career, but that doesn’t mean she wants to be the breadwinner in a relationship.
It’s something she communicated to DJ Ace of BBC Radio 1Xtra in an interview that hit the Internet on Tuesday. And it definitely seemed like she was referring to her ex-husband Kendu Isaacs, whom she divorced last year after 12 years of marriage.
That’s because in June 2017 the “No More Drama” singer was ordered to pay Isaacs $30,000 a month in temporary spousal support.
Isaacs initially asked the court for $129,319 each month, and while it was determined he was due some money to maintain a certain lifestyle, the court said he was asking for too much.
So when DJ Ace asked Blige what it would take for a man to have a real shot with her, she was ready with at least one firm criterion. “Well, he has to have more money than me, that’s for sure, because I’m not taking care of any more men,” Blige responded.
In another part of the interview, the 48-year-old talked about other men she dealt with before Isaacs and how badly she treated them. Blige stated she was happy there was no social media in the 1990s, because it could’ve ruined her career.
“I was horrible,” she admitted. “I was bad back then. I was a savage. I was living savage behavior. I was treating men like they treated me.”
Blige never named any of those men specifically and didn’t give details about her divorce from Isaacs. But in 2016 court documents connected with her initial filing for divorce, the R&B star said she was being forced to pay off a $12 million debt incurred during their marriage.
By the following year, according to People, Isaacs stated that he was unable to work because he “experienced physical manifestations of stress” from the stress of the divorce process and had to be hospitalized.
"I was a savage… I treated men like they treated me" Mary J. Blige opens up about past relationships to DJ Ace
Posted by BBC Radio 1Xtra on Tuesday, February 19, 2019