Mary J. Blige Says She's Ready To Go Up, Up & Away After Seeing Black Panther


R&B veteran Mary J. Blige is ready to see what that Marvel Studios and DC Comics life is really all about. The music star has dished on the impact watching Black Panther has had on her career trajectory.

In a new interview, Mary said she could 100 percent see herself in a superhero movie.

"I saw some of the cast from Black Panther, which made me really excited...It was an honor to let them let Chadwick [Boseman] know and Lupita [Nyong'o] know just how amazing that film is and what it means to us." Now that she's been recognized by The Academy as a nominee, her acting career is bound to continue. When we asked Blige if she could see herself starring in a movie like Marvel's Black Panther, Blige exclaimed, "I hope so!" (E! Online)

This movie @blackpanther is incredible!!! What a time to be alive to witness such a powerful, fun and exciting movie and movement!!! Stating that super heroes come in more that just one color. 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽👑 #KINGSANDQUEENS👑 #wakanda #BlackPantherSoLit #beautifulpeople

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Fellow music veteran Pete Rock has continued to celebrate Black Panther's historic box office success.

Black Panther still carrying his own weight out here. Near billion mark. AMAZING!!!!!!

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Rapper Wiz Khalifa's son recently flexed his love for the must-see movie with a Black Panther costume.

Recently, Top Dawg Entertainment's Kendrick Lamar revealed his interest in playing a key role when Black Panther 2 goes into production.

In a new interview with BBC Radio 1 — following his fiery BRITs performance — host Clara Amfo asked Kendrick about the possibility of landing a cameo role in the next Black Panther flick. “Come on, I got to now!” the rapper responded, adding that he’d love to portray a multi-layered antagonist like Michael B. Jordan’s Erik Killmonger. “I really enjoy Killmonger’s character, just off the simple fact that he was a villain but he came with some real [talk]. … He was a villain but he was loved and misunderstood. So if I could, I’d play a Killmonger for sure.” (MTV)

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