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There’s exciting news for fans of the Queen of Hip-hop Soul, Mary J. Blige. Oscar-winning filmmaker Vanessa Roth is currently producing a documentary that is currently untitled about nine-time Grammy winner Mary J. Blige, as Deadline reports.

The documentary will be centered around the two-time Oscar nominee’s former struggles with poverty, abuse, addiction, and heartbreak. It will also follow Blige during her special concert tour where she performs My Life for the first time ever, as the album turned 25 this past November.

Blige will serve as the executive producer under the singers Blue Butterfly banner alongside Eone’s Tara Long, Creature Films’ Mark Ford and Kevin Lopez, Diddy, and Ashaunna Ayars and Nicole Jackson of Blue Butterfly.

Amazon Studios’ Matt Newman who is the co-head of movies said, “We all know Mary J. Blige as the two-time Oscar nominee, Grammy Award-winning, multi-hyphenate who has sold over 80 million records. But through this documentary, audiences will see a raw and honest side of Mary J. Blige opening up about her personal journey of redemption and healing. We are thrilled to share with our worldwide Prime Video customers this exclusive, never-before-seen, inside look into the global legend, Mary J. Blige.”

“I have long admired Mary as an artist, an icon, and a strong, fearless woman. The story of her life has inspired us enormously and we are thrilled to be making this project with her and her team, Ashaunna and Nicole.  Mary’s album “My Life” is both iconic and tremendously impactful, we hope that by bringing it to screens we can continue to inspire audiences around the world as her music has done for decades,” added Tara Long, eOne’s President of Global Unscripted, Television.

Mary J. Blige Through the Years

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.