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Remember that really weird line in Mary J. Blige‘s hit 2001 song “Family Affair,” that went, “Don’t need no hateration, holleratin’ in this dancery?” If you’re like us, you wondered, “What the hell is a dancery?”


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After 14 years of side eyes and head tilts, it turns out what Mary meant to say was “dance soiree.” Ohhhhhhhhhhhh.

Another music mystery solved. Thanks Tea & Breakfast.

Is This What Mary J. Blige Meant When She Said “Dancery”?!  was originally published on