During a concert held at Central
Park last Friday, Grammy-winning, R&B artist Mary
J. Blige told her fans she may have some very big news — that she’d recently
received her GED — but the news became controversial
with the singer’s subsequent announcement of her acceptance to Howard

Representatives for the university
eventually gained word of the announcement and later issued a statement,
implying that Blige’s comments regarding her admission into the school may have
been premature.

The university released the following statement, which also politely
denied Blige’s announcement, as reported by the Washington
: “We encourage Ms. Blige to continue her studies and
welcome her consideration of Howard University in the future. We are happy to
work with Ms. Blige on completing the formal process for admission.”

A representative for Blige
responded to the university’s statement, contesting that Blige had in fact been
accepted into the school.

According to Hiphopwired.com, Blige came to her own defense using her Twitter
page, posting a series of tweets including the following: “
For those of u that
who think I would lie about being accepted in2 Howard, I have all the proof and
the acceptance letter.