Mary J. Blige – Love Yourself Ft. Kanye West

“‘Love Yourself’ is hardcore hip-hop soul,” Mary tells Angie Martinez about the collab. “It’s me talking to myself when I was in it. ‘Don’t give up. Love yourself.’ When you hear the words, you’ll hear it…I’m a fan of Kanye. I’ve always loved Kanye. I’ve always wanted to work with Kanye. I reached out to his manager, got a number on him, began to text him back and forth about how I really wanted him on ‘Love Yourself’.”