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Last night, the legendary Mary J Blige was honored with the Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Women in Music Awards.
The award celebrated her 25-year career in R&B. Blige’s award was introduced by actress Taraji P. Henson who showered the iconic singer with compliments.
Once Taraji finished her speech a video tribute began to play. The video featured clips of Diddy and Ne-Yo paying homage to Mary. Both had great things to say about the singer and her voice.
Diddy in particular stated that, “She will go down in history as the greatest female R&B singer of all-time. Queen of hip-hop soul.”
Overall the award show was a very empowering event for the incredible women in music. Other notable honorees included Kehlani for the Rule Breaker Award, Camila Cabello for Breakthrough Artist and Selena Gomez for Women of the Year.
Peep Mary J Blige’s acceptance speech for the Icon award down below.