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'My shock at Whitney Houston's death'

Singer Mary J Blige has been telling the BBC's Jane Garvey of Woman's Hour about her rocky road to success and the huge impact of the loss of her friend, Whitney Houston.

Singer Mary J Blige has been telling the BBC's Jane Garvey of Woman's Hour about the rocky road to success where she said she felt ''like a deer in headlights''.

She also described the huge impact of the death of her friend, Whitney Houston, upon her own life.

''It was a shock - I lost it completely. But I gained by self-love and self-respect even more, because she was too important to the world'', she said.

Mary J Blige full interview on Woman's Hour