Mary J. Blige is giving you a peek into her life. As she gears up for her new album Strength of a Woman on April 28, the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul is chronicling the emotional process in her documentary, The Making Of: Strength of a Woman.
The VH1 special about MJB’s heartwrenching LP documents Mary’s journey with the album and her divorce from longtime husband, Kendu Isaacs.
“[Divorce is] not something I wanted to do but I had no choice,” she explains in the nearly two-minute clip. “I’m not writing an album preaching to anyone about what they should do. I’m literally trying to heal myself through writing, singing, through some kind of way, getting it out of my system.”
Narrated by Diddy, the trailer features cameos from DJ Khaled, Missy Elliott, Hit-Boy, Jazmine Sullivan, and other collaborators who contributed to the project.
“For almost 20 years, she has been writing and singing music that both cuts us and helps us heal at the same time,” says Puff Daddy. “Her realness, music, style, energy, and performance make her loved by millions.”
The Making Of: Strength of a Woman premieres May 2 at 11 p.m. on VH1. Watch the trailer, which includes a reference to Beyoncé’s LEMONADE, below.