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01/07/2016 12:12 pm ET | Updated Jan 11, 2017

11 Times Mary J. Blige Was The Most Turnt Up Performer Ever

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Mary J. Blige always has her dancery boot on and ready.

She gets down like an aunt who’s too lit at the family cookout and we love every minute of it. She’s probably one of the only R&B artists who can use different variations of the same dance move for more than 20 years and still get the crowd hype. 

In honor of MJB’s upcoming birthday, we’re commemorating her most memorable (and often hilarious) two-steps throughout the years. Turn on “Family Affair” and get ready to bounce along with these gifs.

  • When Mary performed "All Night Long" and started feeling herself...
  • When she gave Janet Jackson a run for her money...
  • When she didn't have time for the drama at the 2002 Grammy Awards...
  • When you thought she was finished until she came back for more...
  • When she added a twerk to her signature move...
  • When she proved her two-step was just as strong with no hands...
  • When Mary infused her tae bo skills in her moves...
  • When she got crunk for crispy chicken...
  • When she switched it up and gave us a good stutter-step...
  • When she put her MJB flavor all over "The Wiz! Live..."
    (via eonline)
  • When Kerry Washington had to tell her to put the knife down because she knows how excited Mary gets while dancing...

 

Go Mary! Go Mary!

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