Soul queen Mary J Blige is still furious over the way she was treated by some of her relatives when growing up.

The NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker insists she will never forgive her aunts for making her feel "ugly" and criticising her dreams of becoming a singer.

She says, "They were mean, ignorant, hateful women. They told me I'd never finish high school, and I didn't.

"I just felt like I was fighting all the time.

"I was growing up around women who didn't feel good unless they were drinking alcohol, and that rubbed off on me. They always laughed at my ambition and made me feel like the ugly girl, and there was no sanctuary.

"Music was the only thing that really helped me."