Singer/actress Mary J. Blige was honored Wednesday night (Jan 27) in Hollywood at the Essence Black Women in Music event at the Sunset Tower Hotel in Hollywood. She and actress Taraji P. Henson posed for a few pics together on the red carpet of the event.

Also in attendance were MJB’s husband Kendu Isaacs, record exec. Antonio “L.A.” Reid (who presented Blige with her award), Ludacris, Gabrielle Union and more. More pics below and when you continue reading…

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