“Growing Up Hip Hop” star, Briana Latrise, felt like she was in the middle of her father, Kendu Isaacs,’ divorce from Mary J. Blige. Before their marital problems, Briana and Mary J. Blige had a good relationship, but things soon changed after the divorce.
Mary J. Blige’s Stepdaughter Briana Latrise Opens Up About Their Relationship:
Briana hasn’t had an easy life despite her father’s celebrity status. In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked, she acknowledged that she is often drunk and that she was once sleeping in her car. Because her mother and Kendu allegedly had issues, Briana claims that she didn’t even have her father’s number as a child, nor did they have a relationship. She was raised by her mother and they often fought. Briana had a difficult childhood, in which she was on drugs at the age of 13. After having an argument with her mother, her mother put her out on the streets and she struggled to survive. Eventually, her father became aware of her living situation and Briana went to live with her dad.
Briana Shared That She Connected With Mary J. Blige Right Away:
At the time when Briana Latrise met Mary J. Blige, she was just building a relationship with her father, Kendu. She was a rebellious teen from the streets, with a drug problem and Mary J. understood her pain, having once had substance abuse problems of her own. Briana shared that Mary J. never judged her and told her how smart she was. Although Kendu was her father, Briana revealed that she was closer to Mary than her own pops. When Briana learned of their divorce, she was devastated:
“I was hysterical. I gained 30 pounds and I just drank all the time. I was also getting out of my second abusive relationship in life. For me, it was kinda like ‘oh sh*t, if she’s gone, like that’s it. I’m not going to have a relationship with my family,'” Briana Latrise said to Jason Lee.
Briana felt like Mary J. Blige was the only person she could relate to and the thought of her not being in her life was heartbreaking. On an episode of “Growing Up Hip Hop L.A.,” Briana shared that she had not spoken to Mary since she filed for divorce.
Briana Alleges That Mary J. Blige Blocked Her On Social Media:
Briana wishes she could still have a relationship with Mary, but realizes that may not ever be the case again, especially since Mary J. Blige allegedly blocked her on social media. Despite the fact that Kendu and Mary didn’t work out, Briana Latrise said she loves and respects Mary J. In a recent interview with Misster Ray for WE T.V., Briana once again spoke on how she misses Mary J. Blige.
Briana acknowledged that the divorce with Kendu and Mary J. Blige is still fresh and that maybe time will heal old wounds. In the meantime, Briana is keeping fans entertained with her daily antics, as she opened up about her apartment being on fire.
Briana Latrise Woke Up To Water Falling From Her Apartment Ceiling:
The “Growing Up Hip Hop” star accidentally burned her apartment down when she was in a drunken slumber. While cooking a frozen pizza, Briana was intoxicated and fell asleep. Eventually, Briana woke up to rain falling on her head and the sight of firemen standing in a puddle in her living room. Thankfully, she made it out alive.