Mary J. Blige’s new album, Strength Of A Woman, hit the top of the R & B charts recently with tracks like, “Thick Of It.” Her latest record is famous for its references to her divorce from former husband of twelves years, Kendu Isaacs.
Blige’s 13th studio album shows the progression from her once happy marriage to Isaacs, to the wreck that it is today after a dozen years of being together.
It appears as though the demise of their romance has been particularly unfortunate, as Isaacs is trying to squeeze as much money out of his ex-wife as possible.
In fact, Kendu wants more money from Mary because he believes that their divorce provided her muse that she needed to come out with a hit record. Kendu is allegedly asking for more money, more specifically, a request for an increase in spousal support.
In a report from The Blast, Kendu claimed he’s “unable to find employment” because of Mary’s decision to write songs about the end of their relationship which allegedly tarnished his reputation.
According to Kendu, her tracks like, “Love Yourself,” and “Set Me Free,” were “divorce songs,” and he feels entitled to a more substantial payout because of it.
Kendu stated that the songstress must have $275,475 per month available due to her success so his limit should increase to $65,000 a month. Publications at the time of their separation reported that Isaacs initially wanted $100,000 per month in spousal support. However, the judge granted $30,000 per month instead. Either way, $30,000 per month is a substantial amount; it’s $360,000 per year, close to the salary of a United States president.