Mary J. Blige wows in lace corset with sheer skirt as she talks overcoming low ...

Mary J. Blige wows in lace corset with sheer skirt as she talks overcoming low ...
Mary J. Blige wows in lace corset with sheer skirt as she talks overcoming low ...

Mary J. Blige wowed in a cover shoot for ELLE Magazine.

The songstress, 51, looked stunning in a sexy corset dress with sheer skirt which showcased her toned arms and legs.

The iconic artist discussed overcoming low-confidence, discovering her true beauty, and performing at the upcoming Super Bowl.

Strike a pose! Mary J. Blige was looking fierce in a sexy corset dress with sheer skirt which showcased her toned arms and legs in a cover shoot for ELLE Magazine

Strike a pose! Mary J. Blige was looking fierce in a sexy corset dress with sheer skirt which showcased her toned arms and legs in a cover shoot for ELLE Magazine 

'I didn't feel beautiful—like for real for real, not just "Hey, I'm pretty" but actually believing it—until about 2016,' she told Elle. 'If you've been beat down mentally by someone, you're never pretty enough. You're never smart enough. Nothing's ever good enough.'

Blige said she had 'no real confidence' while filming the 2017 drama Mudbound but overcame this by paying herself regular compliments in the morning.

'When I shot Mudbound, I was at my point of no real confidence,' she said.

'This chick is beautiful,' she told herself every morning. 'So I started to believe it and started to pay myself high compliments to get past that feeling and that fear.'

Mirror, mirror! Blige wowed in an elaborate fur coat and dazzling knee-high boots

Mirror, mirror! Blige wowed in an elaborate fur coat and dazzling knee-high boots

Cover girl: Blige appears on the February 2022 cover of the fashion magazine

Cover girl: Blige appears on the February 2022 cover of the fashion magazine 

And thanks to her character Florence, Blige learned to embrace her natural beauty and not put so much emphasis on wigs and makeup.  

The pep talks even found a way into her music, with her new song Good Morning Gorgeous inspired by the compliments she paid herself on the set of Mudbound.  

'During Mudbound and when I was married, I was feeling so low. I had to pay myself the highest compliments, even if I didn't believe it, just so I could build myself up,' she said.  

PREV Wednesday 25 May 2022 05:22 PM Kourtney Kardashian shares images from her honeymoon with Travis Barker trends now
NEXT Wednesday 25 May 2022 04:55 PM Jamie O'Hara reveals he's SPLIT from fiancée Elizabeth trends now