Kendu Isaacs and Mary J. Blige attend the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on Feb. 28, 2016, in Beverly Hills, Calif.
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Say it ain’t so! The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul has officially announced her divorce from husband Kendu Isaacs after a 12-year run. And while we know she’s probably going through a difficult time, we can rest assured that Mary J. is about to give us some hot fire on her next album. Because what’s a breakup without a little Mary J.?

Since Mary J. has helped us through so many heartaches, we’ve compiled this playlist to get her through this tough time:

Lauryn Hill: "Ex Factor"

Stevie Wonder: "Never Dreamed You'd Leave in Summer"


Brian McKnight: "One Last Cry"

Toni Braxton: "Unbreak My Heart"


Beyoncé: "Resentment"

Mary J. Blige: "Not Gon’ Cry"


Allure: "All Cried Out"

Aretha Franklin: "I Never Loved a Man (the Way I Love You)"


Alanis Morissette: "You Oughta Know"

Usher: "Burn"


Carl Thomas: "Emotional"

Mary J. Blige: "No More Drama"


Kimberly Wilson is the social media editor at The Root. Follow her on Twitter.