AceShowbiz - MediaTakeOut uploaded a video of %cMary J. Blige% with caption "Mary J. Blige Is Back On That COCAINE Again!" on Monday, February 2. The blog suggested that the singer/actress was high on drug while dancing wildly in the video. Her representative, however, has denied the story, telling Gossip Cop that "there is nothing" to the allegation.
The website indeed didn't provide valid evidence that Blige was using cocaine. The website made a similar report on Blige back in 2012. It was reported that Blige, who was sitting at a Nets game in Brooklyn with half-shut eyes, passed out. The report was posted with a comment which read, "Hopefully she ain't BACK ON THAT STUFF again."
In 2013, Blige revealed that she had been battling drug addiction. She blamed childhood abuse for her depression which led to her drug addiction. She stated, "It only happened once, but after that there was so much else in my childhood that happened. So many dark moments-which all added up and that's what sprung on the drug addiction, trying to numb it all with the drugs." The hip-hop and R&B legend even admitted that she was high on cocaine when she won her first Grammy Award in 1995.
However, the death of %cWhitney Houston% who was also battling drug and alcohol addiction crushed Blige. She said, "Her death is another reason I stopped. I really do think I'm done. I looked at how that woman could not perform anymore." She motivated herself to lead a cleaner life. Forgoing rehab, the singer decided to pray and to seek God on her own. Her faith on God helped her maintain her sobriety.