Mary J. Blige did not come to play with any of us — there’s really no other explanation for the slay she just served at the 2017 BET Awards.

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While it’s a well-known fact that Mary never half steps when it comes to style, we have to recognize that she came back with a vengeance in this show-stopping look.

On hand for her much-anticipated performance, Mary donned a sheer shimmering pant and bralette set with a matching silver cover up and it was beyond fabulous!

She topped the look off with a bold silver chain and dangling earrings.

The star serenaded the crowd with feisty hits from her most 2017 album Strength of a Woman and while we have to commend her for flawlessly delivering her brutally honest lyrics, we couldn’t take our eyes off of her stunning outfit.

At the end of the day Mary never gets caught slipping and we’re loving that she used this opportunity to remind us all.

Yes, Mary!

Be sure to grab your tickets to see Mary J. Blige light up the stage, alongside more of the biggest names in music, at the 2017 ESSENCE Festival in New Orleans this July!


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