Mary J. Blige: I “Pray” for Kanye West

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Mary J. Blige says she doesn't know what to think of Kanye West, who famously interrupted Taylor Swift at the MTV Video Music Awards Sept. 13.

"People are going through more than what you can imagine. I love Kayne, and I wish the best for him," she told Wednesday at a Gucci party in NYC.

Of West (whose mother Donda died two years ago following a "cosmetic procedure"), Blige said, "I pray that whatever's going on with him, he deals with it."

Blige, 38, also opened up about Whitney Houston's revealing interview with Oprah Winfrey. During the chat, Houston admitted she was drug free but said, "I can only take today, one day at a time."

Blige — who was once addicted to drugs and alcohol — told Us she is "so super happy for Whitney. She's freeing herself of  everything that holds her back by speaking and helping a multitude of women.

"Wow," Blige went on. "She stood up and said, 'I believe in myself.' I'm proud of Whitney. That made me cry.

"What I love that she said is that she didn't say that she was 100 percent recovered. She said, 'I don't know about tomorrow, but today I'm good.' Go, Whitney! She was honest, and that's what I love!"

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Blige also thanked her husband Kendu Isaacs for always supporting her. 

"The best thing about having love in your life is you learn how to love yourself first," she said. "You absolutely learn how to love yourself when you have a relationship. And when you learn to love yourself, the love comes pouring out for everyone."

How does Blige's husband keep her happy?

Said the singer, "He tells me the truth about everything!"


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