*Mary J. Blige has found a way to use her messy divorce from Kendu Isaacs to her advantage.
The singer has decided to open her set on the new King & Queen of Hearts World Tour with Maxwell with headlines from the public split.
New video from the first stop in Europe surfaced over the weekend showing Blige beaming headlines about her divorce onto a huge video screen.
Fans here in the states will get a chance to see this up close when the King and Queen of Hearts World Tour arrives next month for a 24-show run.
Blige and Maxwell are scheduled to perform in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Oct. 25), Greenwich, UK (Oct. 28) and Birmingham, UK (Oct. 29) before wrapping up the European leg and heading home.
View the U.S. schedule below:
11/5 — Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
11/6 — Washington, DC @ Verizon Center
11/9 — Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
11/10 — New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
11/12 — St. Louis, MO @ Scottrade Center
11/14 — Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
11/16 — Cleveland, OH @ Quicken Loans Arena
11/18 — Detroit, MI @ The Palace of Auburn Hills
11/19 — Indianapolis, IN @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
11/20 — Memphis, TN @ FedEx Forum
11/22 — Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/23 — Richmond, VA @ Richmond Coliseum
11/25 — Atlanta, GA @ Philips Arena
11/26 — Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
11/29 — Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
12/1 — New Orleans, LA @ Smoothie King Center
12/2 — Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
12/3 — Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
12/6 — Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
12/7 — Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
12/9 — Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena
12/11 — Bossier City, LA @ CenturyLink Center
12/12 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
12/14 — Chicago, IL @ United Center
There may be more divorce headlines by the time Blige arrives stateside.
Last week, Isaacs made news with his demand of nearly $130,000 a month in spousal support from Blige, claiming he needs the money to maintain the lifestyle to which he has grown accustomed.
In a list provided to the court detailing why he needs such a large amount, Kendu indicates he needs to maintain a routine with a personal chef and trainers, and also needs a clothing stipend.
Below, Kendu’s entire list:
$1,000 for clothing
$3,200 for a personal trainer
$5,000 per month for child support
$5,000 per month for his parents
$7,000 in rent
$8,000 for a private chef
$21,677 for charities
$71,000 for mortgages on several properties
Additional costs for legal fees