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Mary J. Blige was inspired by her friend Simone I. Smith’s story (LL’s wife) to join the American Cancer Society’s “Beat Cancer Like A Boss” campaign.

LL Cool J posted the video on Instagram with the caption: “#BeatCancerLikeABoss!!! Ask yourself and those around you: Are you a BOSS? What makes a BOSS? Join @SisLovesPurple, @SimoneISmithJewelry and @AmericanCancerSociety to raise awareness and spread the message!! When you purchase a piece of jewelry on, a portion of all sales goes to the ACS. To support, you can also just share this message to help raise awareness. #BeatCancerLikeABoss go to to learn more! Together we can make this dream a reality!!”

Mary J. Blige posted the video too on Facebook…

Mary J. Blige

@AmericanCancerSociety wants to empower, uplift and encourage millions to face their biggest battle like a BOSS. Inspired by my friend story, Simone I. Smith, of strength and resilience, the message...

Mary J. Blige and Nas are doing a co-headlining tour this summer!  They’ll be on stage at the Xfinity Center on September 1st.  Hot 96.9 has your chance to win tickets before they even go on sale as well as your chance to buy them early!  Click here for all the details.