Love the new album cover. It's very iconic, which is what diva album art should be: a specific image that sticks in the mind and tells you something about The Woman at this point in her glamorous, tortured life. This time she giving regal. Still don't love that logo, but font whores can't have everything.
Ya gotta love Mary J. Blige. Every. single. damned. album. is about The Real Mary. How she's finally being honest and accepting herself. Anyhoo, check out this interview from MTV in which Mary incomprehensibly discusses herself and the concept for her album.
Be sure to check out her poppin' fresh new video Just Fine. It is whack. It's kind of cute to see her dancing, but there's something uber geeky about it too. Check out what else I've said about Mary here.
I'm just a mess like every other person that's a mess out there. And it's going to take probably a lifetime to get to a point in my life where I'm like, 'Oh, I'm perfect.' I don't think that will ever happen. So as long as I'm a human being and I'm not perfect, I'm able to say I'm having some growing pains. Because in order to sustain where you are once you made such a breakthrough that everyone is looking at you, now everyone is like, 'Ooh, is she gonna make a mistake?' Yes, I'm going to make a mistake. Yes, I'm still gonna do things. And that's what Growing Pains is about, it's about finally not whining about the pain, Mary J. Blige, and accepting the pain that comes with growing.