MaryJane Girls Singer Spills Shocking Secrets On Her Group Members &Rick James

Posted On : February 27, 2017
Rick James (center) and the Mary Jane Girls during 11th Annual American Music Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Rick James (center) and the Mary Jane Girls. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Remember when The Mary Jane Girls hit the R&B scene in the 80’s and set it on fire with their raunchy style? They were Lil’ Kim before Lil’ Kim and they were Nicki Minaj before she was even concieved. Their hits, “In My House,” “All Night Long,” Candyman”…all classics! JoJo, Candy, Maxie, and Cherie were the sexy girl-next-door type of superstars. But just like many groups, there was major drama that caused them to crash and burn after just three years together.

Decades later, their lead singer, JoJo McDuffie, shared some pretty surprising claims and revelations about her group member and their founder, Rick James in an interview with Eurweb a few years ago. She held nothing back, see what she said below:

JOJO ON HER DISLIKE FOR RICK JAMES

JUNE 1983: Female funk and roll quartet "Mary Jane Girls" pose for a portrait in the recording studio in June 1983. (L-R) Candice 'Candi' Ghant, Ann 'Cheri' Bailey, Joanne 'JoJo' McDuffie, Kim 'Maxi' Wuletich. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
“Mary Jane Girls” (L to R) Candi, Cheri, JoJo and Maxi. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

He [Rick James] was complicated. […] I don’t hang out and I don’t party or any of that stuff. I am not fun, in that way. As a business man I just really didn’t care for him. We got along well until he was high. I could tell when he was high. It was just a whole personality change. I just preferred not to be around him when he’s like that. When we broke up in 86, I didn’t start speaking to him again until 1996 when his musical director invited me to do his backgrounds.”

SEX & DRUGS WITH RICK JAMES?

JoJo also insinuated that other members either had sex with Rick or did drugs with him:

“We [Mary Jane Girls] were extremely popular. We were on the verge of a Destiny’s Child type thing. […] I started asking for my money at that point. He [Rick James] suspended me for asking for what I am supposed to have. Unfortunately, because I didn’t get high and go for the okie doke, he thought I was uncontrollable. I didn’t sit up and get high and sleep with him, so he had no dirt on me. It just started to fall apart from there because, not only was I unhappy, everybody was out of control. It was a time in the 80s when everybody was snorting cocaine.”

BUT U WON’T BELIEVE WHAT SHE SAID TWO OF THE MARY JANES GIRL DID BEFORE JOINIBG THE GROUP

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