After Mary J. Blige’s Crispy Chicken Scandal, she’s welcoming reality show cameras into her life so that we can see she’s not all about angering black people with her stereotypically offensive commercials. The Queen of Hip Hop Soul is getting her own American Idol-like show, called Opening Act.
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American Idol executive, Nigel Lythgoe and Rock Mafia Records founder, Ms. Armato have teamed up to bring E! network a talent show that will follow Blige as she finds talented acts online and give them the opportunity to open up for an act that’s on her level. Blige will surprise the unsuspecting performers and will oversee their progression to the point at which they are ready to open up for the A-List acts like Nicki Minaj–who has already signed up for the show.
Opening Act airs on Jul 9th on E! Will you be watching?
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1. Mary J. Blige 
arrives at "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" in New York (December 2011)
2. Monica and Mary J. Blige
at Luckie Food Lounge in Atlanta (November 2011)
3. Mary J Blige, Melanie Fiona, Rico Love
Happy Birthday Rico!
4. Jennifer Hudson, Mary J. Blige and Kelly Clarkson
backstage at "VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul" in New York (December 2011)
5. Mary J. Blige 
performs at Nickelodeon's 2011 TeenNick HALO Awards in Hollywood (Oct 2011)
6. Mary J Blige
at Black Girls Rock! 2011 in New York (October 2011)
7. Mary J Blige & Husband
8. Mary J. Blige 
at Intermix's 'Collaborations & Cocktails' during New York Fashion Week (Sept 2011)
9. Mary J. Blige 
at the Rag + Bone Spring 2012 show during New York Fashion Week (Sept 2011)