Melt In Your Ears: Mary J. Blige & Taraji Can Do Bad all by Themselves


Over the weekend I took in the Tyler Perry flick, I Can Do Bad All By Myself with some good friends. We caught the late show in the ‘hood’ movie theater so we noticed the audience was a lot more ‘livelier’ than usual. Taraji P. Henson did her thing in the movie, playing a selfish, emotionally void drunk club singer who has to face her challenges when an unexpected event lands her deceased sister’s kids on her doorstep. Although this movie still has its token Madea moments, Taraji’s character is the main star and Tyler does not skimp on the drama aspects at all. Overall, the movie was very entertaining – like we expected it to be. Mary J. Blige makes a cameo as Taraji’s friend Tonya, and does some real spirited singing in the movie. She sings the title song in the video below; it is a very well-written song and carries a strong message as well. According to the movie credits, Mary as well as Ne-yo wrote lyrics for this song. The below video is just a snippet, but you get the gist of it. This soundtrack sounds like a good one! Did anyone else catch this movie? What did ya’ll think of it?

*Side Note: I forgot to mention that this may be the first time Mr. Perry has opted not to have all light-skinned children for his children actors. Also, I believe his screenwriting skills may be improving. So kudos…

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