quote by Patti LaBelle

I can't do some of the songs that younger girls like Mary J. Blige and Beyonce are doing. They have their own place and I have my own place.

— Patti LaBelle

Most Powerful Mary Blige quotations

I think the women - Lauryn Hill, Mary J.

Blige, Erykah Badu - are doing new conceptual things and using their voices to create new American music.

And Mary J. Blige, she's got all these fur coats and hats and stuff. She's good; I like her.

I have a song called 'Decisions' that features Jamie Foxx, Mary J.

Blige, John Legend and Common. It's about people who have made a decision to really stand by you as friends.

I have a very eclectic iPod. So I've got my cardio people - so it's anything from Beyonce to some Jay-Z to Janelle Monae, her song 'Tightrope,' that's a good cardio song. And then I've got Sting. I've got Mary J. Blige. I've got The Beatles. I've got Michael Jackson. I try to pick the songs that I personally love.

Hip hop has been an integral part of my life and my whole career.

I started off doing videos with Ice Cube, and Dre, and Mary J. Blige, and TLC. So I've been involved in hip hop since the beginning.

It's the oddest match: Mary J. Blige and Julianne Hough! But we became so close.

If I could ever be on a Missy Elliott record, I could then die.

Missy Elliott, Mary J. Blige - I love hearing them interviewed, I love the way they talk about their art. They're very self-assured, they're funny, they're inviting. I love it.

It's a music video but she was real specific on the character that Mary J.

Blige was playing, and that I was playing in this video and I told her whenever you get to jump to the big screen I'd love to come with you and she honored that.

One of the album's songs features Mary J.

Blige, but I don't want to talk too much about it yet. I think you will hear the music that's been playing in my head when it comes out.

The only person that I'm really feeling - because she has an identity of her own, even though she has listened to Mary J. Blige - is Jill Scott.

Mary J. Blige is the Queen Latifah character. Her voice in this movie [Rock of ages] is, she just gives it this incredible warmth, and she's just this person who blows out of the screen. She's just incredible.

Only black people in the whole neighborhood, so let's break it down: Me, I'm a decent comedian, I'm a'ight. Mary J. Blige, one of the greatest R&B singers to ever walk the Earth. Jay-Z, one of the greatest rappers to ever live. Eddie Murphy, one of the funniest actors to ever, ever do it. Do you know what the white man that lives next door to me does for a living? He's a f*****g dentist.

I'd like to collaborate with Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige.