She celebrates the success of her album, the completion of newest flick, “Rock of Ages” and of course, mountains of awards.
“Heavy had a huge effect on all of us and he was inspiring and optimistic,” she stated.
Blige grew up in Yonkers, N.Y., only five miles from Heavy’s hometown of Mt. Vernon. According to The Boom Box, the two were also labelmates on Andre Harrell’s Uptown Records.
“He just always gave us great advice,” she recalled. “He just always wanted us to do good. He was like a father figure to us and I’m going to miss him.”