UPDATE: Footage Surfaces of Mary J Blige Fight With Husband
Multi-platinum songstress Mary J. Blige is rebuking reports that she punched her husband Kendu Isaacs in the face Tuesday night at her NYC album release party.
According to initial reports from anonymous “sources,” the fight occurred when Isaacs was seen flirting with several female waitresses, causing Blige to strike and taunt him.
“She turned to him and was screaming, 'You're not going to ruin my night,' " an alleged witness told the NY Post. “They got up in each other's faces before someone tried to separate them, at which point she shoved the guy aside, pulled back and popped [Isaacs] in the face. She was yelling at him, 'What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?'”
From there, Blige’s bodyguards were said to have escorted Isaacs from the M2 Ultra Lounge venue.
Blige’s publicist Kerynne Tencer released a statement denying the incident, and proclaimed the couple’s relationship is on steady ground.
“People lie and don’t know what they’re talking about,” Tencer explained. “They’re as happy as can be. They’re spending the holidays together with their three children. Everything’s great.”
Blige and Isaacs, who also serves as her manager, have been married since 2003.
On Tuesday (December 21), Blige released Stronger with Each Tear, her 9th studio LP after a 2-year hiatus. To date, Blige has maintained a streak of every album since 1992’s What’s the 411? going platinum or multi-platinum.
The album features guest spots from Drake, T.I., and Trey Songz. Production credits include Ryan Leslie, The Runners, Polow Da Don, The Dream, Stargate, and Tricky Stewart.
The NY Post has released footage of Mary J. Blige's altercation with husband Kendu Isaacs. The viral clip shows the couple arguing, and Blige attempting to strike Isaacs before being restrained by several entourage members. At press time, it is not known if this is footage of the full altercation, or whether a blow was landed before or after.
At press time, Blige nor her publicist have commented on the footage.