Singer Mary J. Blige gets Hollywood star

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Diddy showered Mary J. Blige with compliments and admiration during the ceremony for her Hollywood Walk of Fame star.

Blige's mother Cora Blige was present for the ceremony, and the singer took a moment to thank her mom for raising her. Fans in attendance greeted her by singing "Happy Birthday", Variety reported. She received best supporting actress Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for her portrayal of the wife of a 1940s MS tenant farmer (Rob Morgan) in last year's period drama "Mudbound".

In her speech, the singer said "Am so grateful for this star right now because I've earned it probably three times, and I say that with confidence and not arrogance".

"I am feeling like a proud musical father", said Harrell, who founded the label to which Blige signed at 18.

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Blige's other hit singles include "Not Gon' Cry", "Love Is All We Need", "Seven Days", "All That I Can Say", "Family Affair" and "Just Fine". He also applauded how Blige, who has sold over 50 million albums, "moves people with not just with her voice but with who she is". "Whatever she is going through, she knows she has a responsibility for those going through the same thing", Combs said.

"By the time I got to the My Life album I didn't know, I didn't want to live".

Blige was also recently honored in December with the Icon Award at Billboard's Women in Music Awards.

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