MARY J BLIGE NOT ACCEPTED IN TO HOWARD UNIVERSITY/ UNIVERSITY REP SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT

Mary J Blige

 Earlier this week it was reported that singer Mary J Blige announced that she had passed her G.E.D ( High School Equivalency Diploma) and had been accepted in to Howard University.   

I refused to post this news at the time because I thought it sounded a bit fishy, and it turns out that I wasn’t the only one who thought the story sounded a bit suspect. 

Various media outlets contacted the university and a rep later clarified that Mary “hadn’t yet been accepted as a student”  adding,

“We encourage Ms. Blige to continue her studies and welcome her consideration of Howard University in the future. We are happy to work with Ms. Blige on completing the formal process for admission.” 

Mary then posted this response via Twitter, 

 

 

 

Mary’s rep has now told US Magazine that “Howard University came to her and expressed interest in having her as a student but she will not be attending,”. 

The confusion started after the singer told  the Times-Picayune, “I just received my high school diploma yesterday (Monday). The city of New York gave me my high school diploma … and now Howard University has accepted me.” 

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How embarrassing! 

This is what I think happened…. 

Some star struck fool from within Howard’s administrative department (probably the top dog) visited Mary, told her that she had been accepted, and then planned on fast tracking her application, so she could bypass the formal process of admission.

But the plan to accept /later admit a superstar in to the University (good publicity for the institution) backfired after Mary told the world she had been accepted.

Due to the media attention, university officials have now changed their minds, which leaves Mary looking like a liar.

4 replies »

  1. Lesson learned: never tell anything in public until you got it proven on paper. i didnt even tell my parents and boyfriend bout my new media job when my soon-to-be superadvisor said “yes”. No yes is real until fixed on paper. might be much german like burocratic stuff. but i believe in it.

  2. It’s tricky as these days A celebrity can say BOo! to the person next to them and by the AM it reads across blogs that so and so spat at … lol…

    but she should have really held that down though, Harvard!, Please!

  3. Well i never believed the story anyway! I went to Howard Uni…for 2 years…great experience.It was a great experience for any Black male/female…you go away with so much…about out culture. I just can’t see Mary going to anyones Uni.lol! That’s just me…she is a celeb… and in all reality they are all the same…egos out of this world. That is why i can’t see here there.lol! Didn’t get to Harvard.lol! Could not afford it…i wish!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. she doesnt actually have to go to university, it doesnt make any sense- what i she trying to prove to who? what she should do is have some children! her life is fulfilled, people strive to have what she’s got, a degree is nothing but a piece of paper, something to keep the kids on something, i dunno why these celebrities feel the need to get one?

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