Mary J. Blige debuted her new video for “Strength of a Woman” on Saturday, featuring the cast of TNT’s new offering “Claws.”
The show, which debuts tonight, focuses on five manicurists –Niecy Nash, Carrie Preston, Jenn Lyon, Judy Reyes and Karrueche Tran— working at a Florida nail salon. Clips from the show feature prominently throughout the video.
“The inspiration for ‘Strength of a Woman’ came from my life. It came from some very heavy trials and hardships through my life that I had to come through,” said Mary J. Blige of the title track off her 13th studio album. “There are a lot of similar themes in the show ‘Claws’. They’re in some heavy, sticky, nasty situations but that is what survival is about.“
Blige is at the tailend of a tough divorce from her former manager Kendu Isaacs. Their divorce judge recently ordered the ESSENCE Fest 2017 performer to shell out $30,000 per month in temporary spousal support to Isaacs, according to TMZ.
Catch the series premiere of “Claws” tonight at 9pm EST on TNT.