“I Didn’t Have No Money to Pay My Rent” Mary J. Blige Opens Up About Her Divorce In New Album

R&B Queen Mary J. Blige is spilling the details of her divorce on her new album.

Blige dropped her 14th studio album “Good Morning Gorgeous” on February 11th, releasing a project filled with love tales and heartbreak. In a recent interview with Angie Martinez, the “No More Drama” singer talked about song number four on the 13-track album titled “Rent Money”.

The record starts off with a gentle, but commanding

“This isn’t love, this is foolish/I just want back what I put into this” Blige explains that the song was inspired by her relationship with now ex-husband Kendu Isaacs.

“‘Rent Money’ is about when I first got the divorce – I had to give up all this alimony and I didn’t have no more money to give because he had spent it all,” Blige recalled.

“So I had to go and, you know, I had to go on tour and make all the money back to pay the alimony and I didn’t have no money to pay my rent and all this other stuff. But it’s also a metaphor, I didn’t have my soul, like, I was just drained of everything. So it was time for somebody to pay.”


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Blige and Isaacs tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in 2003 but would later file a divorce in 2016 after 12 years of marriage.

“No one wants to go through this, and this is hard,” Blige told Robin Roberts in a 2016 interview on Good Morning America. “It’s important for any woman going through a divorce to keep control of their finances.”

The “I’m Goin’ Down” songstress finalized her divorce with Isaacs in March of 2018.


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