Mary J.’s Stepdaughter Complains About Horrible Life Before Her Dad Met Mary J.

Posted On : July 30, 2017
Kendu Isaacs and his daughter, Brianna

As we all know by now, Mary J. Blige and her husband, Kendu Isaacs, can’t stand each other right now- more Mary than Kendu, since she’s the one shelling out $30K a month in temporary spousal support to her soon-to-be-ex. On the flip side though, there’s a third party involved, who at one point couldn’t really stand Kendu either…that is his daughter, Briana Isaacs.

Mary J. Blige and soon-to-be-ex husband, Kendu Isaacs (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for 2015 Tribeca Film Festival)

It’s pretty evident that when Mary J. married her then manager, Kendu, she also upgraded his quality of life in a major way. Mary was already THE Mary J. Blige when they met and throughout their marriage, she was the breadwinner, while Kendu was her rock. Welp, according to Briana, Mary changed her life too- for the better.

For one thing, Briana is reaping the benefits of her dad being Mary’s husband to this day. If not for that connection to the ‘411’ Queen, Briana would not have become a celebrity in her own right on this season of “Growing Up Hip Hop.” On the show, she’s described in the screen captions as “Mary J. Blige’s stepdaughter,” not as Kendu Isaacs’ child.

In addition to that, Briana made it clear, on the July 28th (2017) episode of the show, that before Mary was with her Pops, she was “eating Kraft singles and drinking Kool-aid.” That reveal came out in the midst of her conversation she had on the show with Pepa’s (of Salt N’ Pepa) daughter and niece at the ‘I Love the 90’s Tour,’ which Salt N’ Pepa were performing at.

At the 33:05 mark in the video below, Briana told them that attending the 90’s concert brought back horrible memories of her ‘pre-Mary J. years.’

Briana: “It’s [the 90’s] a…difficult time for me, I was very alone…I don’t wanna feel like that again. And I think that listening to those songs, brings up feelings that I don’t care for. […] I fuc**in’ HATED the 90’s! I was a latchkey kid. Before my dad met Mary J. Blige, I ate Kraft singles and drank Kool-Aid. The concert totally triggered some PTSD that I didn’t even know existed.”

Now I get why Briana was standing up for her father’s demand of $140K monthly from Mary, a few months ago. She probably had those PTSD feelings of her life going back to her’ pre-Mary J.’ years.

On a brighter note, Mary J. just celebrated 25 years in the game with the 25th anniversary of her debut album What’s The 411?. Check out what she posted below…

Congrats to Mary on her continued success and best wishes to Briana Isaacs’ journey of recovering from her pre-Mary J. turmoil.

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