Mary J. Blige Learned Not to Trust Kendu Isaacs After Burger King Commercial Scandal

Mary J. Blige is currently seeing success from her latest album “Strength of A Woman” amid a lengthy and ugly divorce from Kendu Isaacs. She’s been dealing with Kendu’s infidelity involving her former protégé Starchell, and accused Kendu of stealing thousands of dollars as her manager.

According to Mary, he has not been the best manager or husband for her.

Now she is letting us know how he left her high and dry to deal with backlash on her own years ago.

In a recent interview, she reveals how she learned not to trust him or anyone with career moves.

AllHipHop writes:

Discussing how she overcame various professional problems over the years, such as her 2012 Burger King advert being deemed racist, she told the Los Angeles Times:

“You know, it all boils down to me taking responsibility for my own career and not trusting people with it. Or making decisions for me. I didn’t know the Burger King commercial was going to turn into, ‘She’s singing about chicken.’

“I’d never seen so much hatred come from a career mistake. Then right after that it was the Foundation for the Advancement of Women Now (FFAWN) fraud and all the (stuff) that went down with that. It had nothing to do with me, but my name is on everything. Taxes, this and that. It was one thing after the next. It was all so negative.”

Mary’s charity, which she set up with businessman Steve Stoute, was hit with several lawsuits in 2012 and accused of various offenses such as withholding loan repayments.

While it was a difficult period for the “Family Affair” singer she saw it as a “wake-up call” to look after herself more, especially as her marriage to her manager Martin ‘Kendu’ Isaacs was also in a bad way.

Mary filed for divorce in July 2016. Her estranged husband is demanding Mary J. Blige’s estranged husband is demanding $130,000 in monthly spousal support.

“Everybody was scattering, including (my husband/manager), and left me by myself,” she recalled of the events that took place five years ago. “That let me know, ‘OK, I’ve got to really learn how to take care of Mary.’”

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  1. Kendu was a terrible manager. As soon as he came into her life, it just went downhill for her. He had no idea what he was doing.

  2. That commercial was terrible. What on earth made Kendu think it would be a good move for Mary? A manager he should never be again.

  3. It’s like I heard Kandi say on a radio show, if nobody knew who you were before we got together and you were not in the industry in any way, what makes you think you know enough to be the best person to manage my career JS.

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