Mary J. Blige celebrated her 50th birthday earlier this week with a group of friends. After the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul showed off her admirable figure in a series of Instagram posts, brief clips surfaced of her birthday celebration.
One clip showed actor and singer Tyrese singing a happy birthday song, while a small group of attendees applauded and clapped for Mary's milestone year. However, another clip between R&B diva and the Fast & Furious star went viral for a less celebratory reason.
During the brief clip, Blige and Tyrese are posing for a photo as Mary shows off her high-slit dress. As Tyrese grins, he attempts to place his hand on Mary J. Blige's thigh. Blige immediately shut Tyrese down while saying, "Aye, aye, aye n****."
While Mary frowned during the brief exchange, she quickly shifted back to smiling for the cameras. After circulating online, viewers found the clip humorous and compared Mary's reaction to her character on Power while others brought up a more serious topic surrounding consent.
During a more public celebration, Mary J. Blige also celebrated her 50th birthday with a star-studded virtual "surprise birthday bash," which included appearances from Missy Elliott, Gabrielle Union, Common, Angela Bassett, and more.