She received best supporting actress Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations for her portrayal of the wife of a 1940s MS tenant farmer (Rob Morgan) in last year's period drama "Mudbound". "I know my work and I understand what this means".
Blige became the latest artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Diddy was in attendance to support the queen of hip-hop soul and had high-praise for the "Love Yourself" artist saying: "Whatever she is going through, she knows she has a responsibility to help others who are going through the same thing".
"Dee Rees called me and gave me a job and put my life back in motion with Mudbound", Blige said.
Mary J. Blige (R) and Sean "Diddy" Combs attend the ceremony honoring Mary J. Blige with a Star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame on on January 11, 2018 in Hollywood, California.
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"Mudbound opened up doors and gave me strength that I didn't even know I had".
Blige came to fame with her multi-platinum 1992 debut album What's the 411? which included the hit Real Love. "'We want to be somebody, we want to be big, '" Combs said.
At the time, Blige, who also celebrates her 47th birthday Thursday, said her harrowing journey through pain and self-discovery has not left her without hope for the future.
Blige won her first Grammy in 1996 for best rap performance by a duo or group for "I'll Be There For You/You're All I Need To Get By", a collaboration with Method Man.