Word got out over the Christmas Holiday that Mary J. Blige and her husband Kendu Isaacs were involved in a physical altercation at her album release party last Tuesday at New York City’s M2 Ultralounge. A few people at the party started a rumor that the husband-and-wife pair got into an argument and Mary J. gave him a knuckle sandwich. But according to Blige herself, that’s not what happened. She was just breaking up a fight between her brother and Kendu…
“Mary was not fighting with her husband,” said Blige spokeswoman Karynne Tencer. “Her husband and her brother got into an altercation that turned into a fight. Mary went to break up the fight.” Tencer didn’t immediately know the name of Blige’s brother or the reason for the row. Club security helped the Grammy Award winner pull the men apart, who also disputed reports that Isaacs’ lip was bleeding. “Nobody was bleeding,” Tencer said.
Blige also denied she angrily compared Isaacs with notorious R&B star Chris Brown, who belted girlfriend Rihanna in February. “She never mentioned Chris Brown,” Tencer said. “Mary and Kendu went home together.” Blige had hoped the public wouldn’t hear about the ugly scene at M2 Ultralounge, where she was celebrating her new album, “Stronger with Each Tear.” But after sources claimed she had smacked Isaacs because he was supposedly flirting with a waitress, Blige decided to set the record straight, Tencer said.
The publicist said the couple is celebrating Christmas with their three children on the East Coast. “They’re as happy as can be,” Tencer said.