After 12 years of marriage, Mary J. Blige has filed for divorce from her manager/husband (Husbager? Managand?) Kendu Isaacs.
According to court documents the artist filed on Tuesday, irreconcilable differences are the reason for the divorce, and Blige asked to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to Isaacs. HARSH! A date of separation is still “to be determined,” according to the documents.
While the couple have no biological children together, Blige has stepped in since her marriage in 2003 to be a stepmother to Kendu’s children – Briana, Jordan and Nas – from a former relationship.
“My marriage is not on the rocks, but I would be a liar and my fans would hate me if I said to them, ‘Oh, we’re perfect and everything is great,'” she told Wendy Williams on her show in 2012. “We have situations just like everyone else. We’re not out in public trying to kill each other, but it’s real. We love each other.”
This commercial has been getting a lot of attention this morning because the ad, which features Mary J. Blige singing, has been pulled.
While critics claim the ad is sterotypical of black people, Burger King claims they pulled the ad over music licensing issues.
Burger King said Tuesday the commercial was pulled because of a licensing concern. The company said it hopes to have the Blige “ads back on the air soon,” though a spokeswoman would not comment on whether they ads would be the same.
The spokeswoman also noted that other celebrities, including Salma Hayek and Jay Leno, also are advertising the snack wraps.
A rep for Blige did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
What do you think of the ad? See anything wrong with it?
A New York production company has sued Mary J. Blige for copyright infringement, claiming the tune “Work It,” off her latest album, Growing Pains, was created by a producer who worked for the plaintiff at the time.
Dream Family Entertainment wants more than $2 million from the Grammy-winning songstress.
According to the complaint obtained by the New York Daily News, though producer Theron “Neef-U” Feemster wrote “Work It,” which was also heard behind Blige in an iPod commercial, his former employer owns the song.
“Mr. Feemster created the music while he was under contract with Dream Family. Dream Family then owned the music, yet the music was used without permission in a Mary J. Blige release recording,” the company’s attorney, Brian Caplan, told the newspaper.
“It was released as an album, a single and in a commercial.” He added that it’s unclear whether Blige knew that Feemster had no rights to work with “Work It.”