Mary J. Blige spoke about her rough times when she was partying it up earlier in her career. “My dream … when I was drinking, was that I wanted to be a stripper,” she admitted. Having experimented with with every drug but crack, she remembers how close she came to checking out. “I was ready to go! Like, get out of here, planet Earth, goodbye, die. I was so suicidal I would draw men to me who wanted to kill me.” The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.