Mary J. Blige Interview at Essence Cover Photo-Shoot

The queen of hip-hop soul Mary J. Blige is on a roll. The June issue of Essence Magazine features Mary J. Blige on its cover for the 12th time, and she is the guest editor of the same issue. Essence has followed Blige’s career and embraces her incredible journey towards loving herself and overcoming obstacles.

In describing Mary’s tenacity when appointed guest editor, Essence says, “when the “Queen of Hip Hop” visited ESSENCE’s offices as guest editor (of her twelfth ESSENCE cover!) – she blew us away once again. Rolling up her designer sleeves, Mary got to work and left her imprint throughout the magazine on everything from fashion, relationships, money management and more.”

The June issue of Essence magazine hits stores on May 11th. Below is a behind-the-scenes look at the photo-shoot and interview at the Essence cover shoot.