Mary J. Blige Ex Allegedly Cheated w/ Protoge
New claims have surfaced about Mary J. Blige’s estranged husband and former manager, Kendu Isaacs. Reportedly, Kendu may have been cheating on the singer with an upcoming and coming artist whom they worked closely with, Starshell, 28. Last year, similar rumors surfaced, claiming that Kendu was having an inappropriate relationship with MJB’s protoge, who was also signed to her Matriarch Entertainment record label.
Starshell went on tour with Mary and also was with her on red carpets and events. A source says,
Everyone knew. Mary was the last to know, but it’s like, how do you not know? It was more like one of those things where you end up believing what you want to believe. But Mary had her suspicions. It’s really f – – ked up and low to have it done to her that way. Had it not been for Mary signing her, investing time and money; because no one cared about her music.
Another source added,
You’d see them out in the studio together, having dinner without Mary. And then Mary would be at events with her, and it was awkward because it was obvious they were sleeping together.
Last year, Starshell addressed these claims, saying in a radio interview,
I don’t know where or how it came about. It’s something that I have to take with a grain of salt.
Listen to Starshell’s interview below. Fast forward to the 1:33 mark for her response about the rumors.
Blige has yet to comment about the alleged relationship but has hinted in radio interviews that Kendu was in fact unfaithful. Last week, she submitted court documents, claiming that Kendu spent more than $420,000 on his girlfriend. The name of the girlfriend in question was not mentioned. Kendu’s lawyer released the following statement:
Allegations that have been made about Kendu are false, unfair, mean-spirited and sad. The court can deal with it if it’s relevant. He’s a very pleasant guy. He’s not abusive. He’s not the one going to the press. His goal is to reach an amicable resolution with her and [have] this commentary cease and desist. It doesn’t help any of them. It’s misleading. He cares about Mary. He wants her to do well.