"Mary J. Blige represents truth," said Jackson, who presented the award. "Her work has always given us comfort, because it represents me and it represents you."
"I'm in a dream right now. Thank you so much," Blige said in her acceptance speech. "The way the world is now, I think people think icons are born that way. They become a legend overnight. But that is definitely not the case. It takes a lot of time, hard work, and a lot of surviving trial and error to achieve greatness. What an icon means to me