Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mary J. Blige Clocks the Tea

Mary J. Blige explains what went wrong with her charity's finances...

Earlier this week news leaked out that The Mary J. Blige and Steve Stoute Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now owed the bank more than $250,000.00, hadn't filed their tax returns and was being sued by musicians who hadn't been paid for their services [click here if you missed that].

Mary called into the Angie Martinez Show to explained what happened,
“I just found out that when you don’t hire the right people and have them in the right places, doing the right things, and they don’t have the same motives that you do, your business suffers. And there’s a business to giving as well. So you have to have the right people to make sure everybody’s straight.”
“I’m an artist and my goal was to do something great. I dreamed about helping save the lives of women. This is something I always wanted to do, but I only wanted to do it if I had the right team of people who can do the part that I can’t do. I don’t know about the business side of this thing. All I know is giving—giving my time, giving my lyrics, giving my life.”
“Just know this, Mary J. Blige always bears the brunt of everybody’s horrible mistakes. Mary J. Blige always bears the brunt of people’s incompetence. If it’s my responsibility, that’s fine. I’m a soldier, I’m strong and I can take anything.”