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Just because Mary J. Blige has two Oscar nominations doesn’t mean that translates into coins. She claims that despite her history-making role in Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” she didn’t coup a dime.

In court documents related to Mary’s upcoming divorce trial to ex-husband and manager Kendu Isaacs, she states her expenses overcame her salary.

According to The Blast, papers stated Mary stressed “that it’s been necessary to seek out new projects to earn income, however, the roles in TV and film have not been lucrative.” They are instead a means to support her brand and image.

The “No More Drama” singer also stated that her main source of income is touring, but because she is a “legacy artist,” she doesn’t have the opportunity to go on tour frequently. Even worse: Mary doesn’t even own her catalogue of music and owes $25 million in advances she took.

This doesn’t even account for all the money she has to pay Kendu each month for spousal support and the debt they accrued together that Mary has to pay off on her own.

We are praying that Mary will finally get her finances together because this is too much.

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6 thoughts on “Mary J. Blige Says She Made No Money From Oscar-Nominated Performance in ‘Mudbound’

  1. Ted Gravely on said:

    Mary hiding that money like a “G.” Men are supposed to take care of women. Ladies don’t be so desperate that you marry a man and his job is to manage you working. What? That’s straight crazy. Now she was famous before she met this clown, but he wants to still eat like he made her. They also don’t have any biological or adopted kids. I pray Mary wins, cause if not – I’m not buying anymore man bashing records. All love.

  2. leadjustone on said:

    Even if she didn’t make a profit from the film, let’s hope her excellent performance will open up other opportunities to use her acting chops. Eventually, all of her financial problems will be worked out; and her current situation (translation Kendu) will be a distant memory.

  3. Mac Daddy on said:

    Another fake new story, She made plenty of money from the film, she just chose to spend more than she made. Choices people. Trying to keep up with whitey will put us all in the poor house

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