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Mary J. Blige Teams with Pepsi and Live Nation Urban for “Strength of a Woman” Festival & Summit

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2012 file photo, singer Mary J. Blige arrives at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles. A criticized Burger King commercial featuring Mary J. Blige singing about chicken has been pulled, but the fast-food chain is blaming licensing issues for the decision. In it, Blige sings passionately about the ingredients in the chicken snack wraps. But as the video went viral, some in the black community criticized the ad as stereotypical. The black women-oriented website Madame Noire likened it to “buffoonery.” Burger King said Tuesday the commercial was pulled because of a music licensing concern and that they hope to have the Blige “ads back on the air soon.” (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, file)

Mary J. Blige Teams With Pepsi and Live Nation Urban for “Strength of a Woman” Festival & Summit Mary J. Blige is bringing a women’s empowerment event to Atlanta. The event is called Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit. The event is May 6th and 8th and will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. The three days are dedicated to music, comedy and community development. Mary said the idea for the event came from listening sessions for her latest album. Every time someone shared a story it was often about heartbreak or pain. They always ended by saying how their mom or girlfriend or sisters brought them through the pain. She said after two years of being inside this is the kind of experience women deserve. Which Mary J Blige album got you through a difficult time?

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