Mary J. Blige on working with Michael Jordan

October 19, 2010
You might remember Michael Jackson teaching Michael Jordan to do the moonwalk in the music video for “Jam,” but did you know Jordan also appeared in Mary J. Blige’s video for “Give Me You” in 2000?

In the video, Jordan – wearing a suit and tie -- surprises a group of children who appear to be practicing for a school play. Blige said it wasn’t her idea to have Jordan appear in the video but the R&B legend was happy with how it turned out.
“They wrote the treatment with him in it, so I was like ‘OK, that’s great,’ ” Blige said on Monday while promoting her sunglasses line, Melodies by MJB, at Nordstrom Michigan Avenue. “(Jordan) was amazing. The word amazing might be too small of a word for Michael Jordan.”
Was Jordan nervous before shooting his scenes?
“No, he was more relaxed than I was,” responded Blige.

His Airness and the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul first teamed up in 1999 – sort of. Blige's cover of Stevie Wonder's “Overjoyed” was used in a Nike commercial featuring Jordan.

Blige is currently on tour promoting her ninth studio album, “Stronger with Each Tear” (she performed at the Chicago Theatre on Sunday) and she is making stops at Nordstrom stores along the way promoting her sunglasses.

She said sunglasses have always appealed to her because they’re fashionable and “Sometimes I don’t want to be bothered or see people.” Still, the “No More Drama” singer admitted the look isn’t for everyone.
“I think if you have a great face for it, you can pull it off,” Blige said. “And you definitely have to have an attitude to pull it off. Not everyone can wear glasses.”
--Luis Arroyave


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