Mary J. Blige Reveals She Was Pissed And Embarrassed For Lil Kim At 1999 MTV Video Music Awards (VIDEO)
Way back in 1999, Diana Ross touched Lil Kim’s breast onstage at the MTV Video Music Awards. It’s one of the more iconic moments in the show’s history, but if you go back and watch the clip, you can see how uncomfortable Mary J. Blige looked during the moment.
You can see she’s all smiles while introducing Ross, but then once Ross gropes Lil Kim’s boob, Mary’s face goes cold.
So what happened? What was she feeling? Well, during a recent interview on Watch What Happens Live, Mary admitted she was embarrassed for Kim.
I was embarrassed for Kim and I was pissed when that happened because that’s my little sister and my friend. Kim is courageous. She’s gon’ do what Kim does so I think we all should respect it like we should respect Megan Thee Stallion and Nicki Minaj and Cardi [B]. Respect Lil Kim. This is what they do. Respect them.
For what it’s worth, Mary seemed to be the only one upset about it. During a 2019 interview back in July, Kim said she has nothing but love for Ross. She even called the moment “legendary”
Now that’s legendary. The boss. I love Diana Ross. I always said if I did a movie about my life, she would play my mom. And I told her that.
Mary’s reaction to the boob bounce is interesting. I suppose she was looking at it from a big sister point of view. But at the same time, it’s Diana Ross! I doubt she meant any harm. The damn thing was bouncing in her face!
In any event, Mary has a lot of love for Kim.
One of the most incredible female rappers, that opened the door for so many women. One of the biggest … one of the most respected rappers in the business.