Mary J. Blige will be guest editor for the Essence magazine June 2012 issue. This will also be her twelfth cover of the magazine. Essence choose Blige because they have followed her journey from the beginning and see her as an inspirational African-American woman. They also said that Mary J. Blige reminds black women that men will find them most attractive when they learn to love themselves. ESSENCE Magazine reports:
ESSENCE readers have had a long love affair with Mary J. Blige. From the first time she came on the scene with What’s the 411?, Mary’s journey has been our journey. She’s been a lover and a fighter. A mogul and an artist.
She aspires and inspires. And when the “Queen of Hip Hop” visited ESSENCE’s offices as guest editor (of her twelfth ESSENCE cover!) — she blew us away once again. Rolling up her designer sleeves, Mary got to work and left her imprint throughout the magazine on everything from fashion
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