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She tells Piers Morgan, "You gotta look at a life like that (Beyonce’s), with a mother and a father and a child and they’re raising her, and they’re in the music business with her, where there are just so many vultures and people who don’t ever tell you the truth. To look at her life, and to look at how graceful and beautiful and what a lady she is, it just inspired me."
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Blige didn't grow up with both parents. At the age of four, her father left her mother. She mused, “I wish my mom and dad had been together and I wish that they could have seen me through the music business, and managed me. Who knows how much further I would be and how much hell I wouldn’t have gone through?”
The singer just released her new album, "My Life Life II...The Journey Continues," on which Beyonce is featured.
We hope she continues to persevere!