Soul superstar Mary J Blige deeply regrets her decision to drop out of school early - because her reading level is now the same as an average 13-year-old's.

The 32-year-old NO MORE DRAMA singer left school as a 16-year-old in the 11th grade of high school, and now she admits she's suffering the consequences.

She says, "It hurts a lot when you cannot really comprehend what a person is saying in a meeting or you don't even understand what you're reading in your contract.

"I find myself learning more."

03/11/2003 09:19