In the new issue of EBONY magazine, Mary J. Blige reflects on her initial reaction upon learning of fellow soul singer's Amy Winehouse. Winehouse battled with drug addictions for years, as did Blige. Mary says that the news hit home because she realized how close she came to following a similar path.
"When I got the text about Amy, I was lying down on the bed,’’ says Blige. “I got up and read the message about her death and just lay back down again. I kept getting up and laying back down for some reason. I’d always wanted to work with Amy, so I just couldn’t believe it really. And then it hit me—that could have been me. That really could have been me!"