Mary J. Blige Echoes Flavor Flav’s Taylor Swift Comparison: ‘Kind of Similar’

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – OCTOBER 20: Mary J. Blige performs onstage during the ‘Good Morning Gorgeous Tour’ at Barclays Center of Brooklyn on October 20, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Manny Carabel/Getty Images)

Mary J. Blige recently found herself in agreement with Flavor Flav’s comparison of her writing style to that of Taylor Swift.

Blige gracefully acknowledges the resemblance during an interview with PEOPLE, expressing her admiration for Swift’s ability to transform personal experiences into poignant melodies. “I love Taylor Swift. She sings about what’s going on in her life,” Blige affirms, recognizing the authenticity that underpins Swift’s musical storytelling.

Drawing from her own wellspring of emotions, Blige reveals parallels in her creative process, viewing her music as both therapy and a vessel for self-expression. “I use my music as my therapy and a way to escape, or a way to express myself and just say how I’m feeling,” she articulates, echoing Swift’s penchant for channeling raw sentiments into art.

Flavor Flav, renowned for his unapologetic admiration of Swift’s craft, previously drew parallels between her songwriting approach and Blige’s. In an interview with HOT 97, he underscored their shared ability to resonate with audiences through authentic storytelling, transcending genre boundaries.

The Public Enemy icon’s endorsement of Swift’s songwriting prowess serves as a poignant reminder of the universality of human experience. “She’s writing a lot about her, you know, experiences that she goes through in life. Just like Mary J. Blige,” Flavor Flav observes, emphasizing the profound connection forged between artist and listener.

Mary J. Blige’s Strength of a Woman Festival

As Blige gears up for the eagerly anticipated Strength of a Woman Festival and Summit in New York City, anticipation buzzes in the air. Following two successful years in Atlanta, she eagerly anticipates bringing the event to her beloved hometown, where it all began.

“It means so much to bring it home because this is where I wanted it to be originally,” Blige reflects, underscoring the sentimental significance of hosting the festival in the bustling heart of New York City. With an eclectic lineup featuring luminaries such as Jill Scott, Fat Joe, and Tiffany Haddish, the festival promises to be a vibrant celebration of empowerment and unity, amplifying the voices of diverse artists and resonating with audiences far and wide.