Mary J. Blige stepped out in style at the Time 100 gala! The iconic singer, 51, looked radiant in a turquoise mini Matthew Resiman dress with cutouts at the event, held in New York City on Wednesday, June 8. The unique number featured a dramatic sweetheart cut and long layered train, fitting the queen of hip-hop and soul. “SFPWM,” Mary captioned a photo shared on her Instagram account before hitting the mat, which is an acronym for “stop messing with me.”
The New York native’s accessories were also on point. She rocked an open-toe platform sandal with the dress, adding to her height of 5’8″. Bling was also on the menu with a personalized heart-shaped chandelier necklace by Pristine Jewelers, which was shared on the company’s Instagram account. “MORE PAIN.. MORE DRAMA… ONLY TRUE LOVE,” they wrote, referencing many of his best-known songs inspired by past loves and relationships. They said the necklace was one of a kind and featured 250 carats of diamonds. Mary also rocked Cartier’s layered pavé diamond LOVE bracelets, worth 40,000 each, as well as an iced-out Just Un Clou version from the French jeweler.
Beyond the necklace and various bracelets, the “Real Love” singer added diamond earrings to her ears as well as various rings. Her makeup was also flawless, with a frosted nude lip, glowing skin and a sexy smokey eye. Finally, she kept her signature blonde hair in a low bun.
Mary was one of 100 people featured in the latest issue of Time, which included a profile article about her by the rapper and friend Nas. “Proud to be included in the 2022 #TIME100 list,” Mary captioned a stunning image of her cover via Instagram on May 23, which featured an image of herself in a lace-covered bustier and feather skirt dress. orange from Gucci.
In the short piece, Nas reflects on Mary’s legendary status and why she resonated with so many artists who followed her. “Mary came along like we all did. She was a voice for us, but she wasn’t like other R&B artists at the time,” he wrote in the thoughtful post. “She became a household name early on because she was a hip-hop artist who also sang. The industry needed someone like that. The street wanted it. Pop culture wanted it… And when Mary took the stage at the Super Bowl halftime show this year, she got one of the loudest responses… She carved her own voice, and now it can feed people more than music can,” he also poignantly said.