Mary J Blige speaks

Mary J. Blige reveals in a trailer for her new documentaryMary J. Blige: My Lifethat she was actually in an extremely sad place while making her arguably her most iconic album, saying that she was “depressed and didn’t want to live." TheAmazon Primefilm will follow the R&B singer's career from her rise to fame and the making of the 1994 album.

“‘My Life’ is probably my darkest album at one of the darkest times I’ve had,” she said. "Most of the time I was just depressed and didn’t want to live. I had it all inside and I was able to sing it and write it, and I didn’t know that so many people felt the same way.” She names music as her savior during that difficult point in her life. “The only thing, I think, that kept us guided was the music. It just saved you. In the neighborhood we lived in, it’s like prison. There was a lot wrong, and it was a lot. I needed to get out. That’s why I had that pen