At the 2019 BET Awards, host Regina Hall will introduce a number of star performers on stage including Cardi B, DJ Khaled, and emerging stars including 22-year-old Kiana Ledé. But one woman who needs no introduction is the recipient of the BET Lifetime Achievement Award — Mary J. Blige.
Blige is now, as she says, “Living my best f–kin life!” and she’s looking smoking hot doing it. Check out these animal-print bikini photos of her on vacation.
The 48-year-old native New Yorker who faced adversity growing up has become a trailblazer. Blige has set a number of recording industry records including being the youngest and first female artist to sign with Uptown Records (in 1989). Blige has released 13 albums since then, racked up nine Grammy Awards, and was nominated for two Oscars for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Song in the 2017 movie Mudbound).
Somehow, Blige finds a way to work out too. With Gabrielle Union and Tracie Ellis Ross, no less. 2019 BET Awards airs Sunday, June 23 at 8 pm on BET, MTV, and VH1.