Mary J. Blige is every inch the style icon in all-white as she layers a dramatic feather coat over a chic suit for the Power Book II: Ghost premiere in NYC
Mary J. Blige looked stunning as she attended the Power Book II: Ghost premiere in New York City at the SVA Theater on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old entertainer wore an all-white ensemble of a dramatic feather coat over a suit with a tie and pointy-toed boots at the screening.
The New York native had her blonde locks intricately styled up as she accessorized with hoop earrings and a brown purse at the event for the Starz series.
The latest: Mary J. Blige, 50, looked stunning as she attended the Power Book II: Ghost premiere on Wednesday at the SVA Theater in New York City
The Runaway Love singer portrays the role of drug lord Monet Tejada on the series from executive producer 50 Cent.
Speaking with ET on Wednesday, Blige opened up about why she was drawn to the role and what she looked to bring to her performance.
‘What drew me to her is just all the women I know that are Monets,’ she told the outlet. ‘I witnessed them growing up in the inner cities and in the projects because the queenpins were sheros, and still, some of them are my friends to this day.
‘I hung out with them when I was younger. They’re more than just queenpins, they’re all single parents, they had children they had to provide for, so they had to think on the fly.’
Stylish: The entertainer wore an all-white ensemble of a feather coat over a suit with a tie and pointy-toed boots at the screening
The New York native had her blonde locks intricately styled up as she accessorized with hoop earrings and a brown purse at the event for the Starz series
The Runaway Love singer portrays the role of drug lord Monet Tejada on the series from executive producer 50 Cent
The Grammy-winning vocalist referenced her mother Cora as ‘a Monet in that aspect as well, because she was a single parent raising her two children in a rough neighborhood, trying to figure it out by any means necessary.
‘She’s gonna get what she needs for her children. So, that’s what drew me to the role, just knowing who this woman is.’
Blige, who received an Oscar nod for her role in the 2017 film Mudbound, said that in the show’s upcoming season, ‘Monet is really looking for a legit and a safe way to live and protect her children,’ and ‘trying to figure a way out because she knows that if she stays in, it’s death or jail, and that’s not what she’s building this empire for.
Blige said she was drawn to the role based on people she knew earlier in life, as well as her mother
The Grammy-winner posed with her costars during entrances at the screening
She posed alongside Michael Rainey Jr. at the debut of the Starz series
‘She’s building an empire so it can grow in a more legit way, like a safer way instead of the drug game.’
In the chat, Blige thanked executive producers 50 Cent and Courtney Kemp ‘for this opportunity to be a part of this whole universe.’
Also seen at the show’s premiere included the show’s Alix Lapri, Daniel Bellomy, Daniel Sunjata, Paige Hurd, Paton Ashbrook and LaToya Tonodeo.
Power II: Ghost’s second season is set to debut on Starz November 21.
Alix Lapri looked beautiful in a black dress with white cutouts at the screening
LaToya Tonodeo looked amazing in a shoulderless orange dress with sandal heels
Paige Hurd wore a black gown with cutouts and her locks down
Daniel Bellomy looked dapper in a grey suit with a pink top and a light grey hat
Paton Ashbrook looked elegant in a black ensemble with a clutch
Daniel Sunjata wore a grey jacket over a maroon turtleneck with black pants