July 9th, 2010
10:24 AM ET
Superstar soulstress Mary J. Blige has announced that she's pushing full steam ahead not only on her business ventures, but with her education as well.
“As you know I never got a chance to finish high school but they gave me my honorary diploma the other day,” Blige said while performing on "Good Morning America." On top of that congratulatory news, the 39-year-old singer added, "And I got accepted to Howard University, Class of 2014!"
But Howard University officials claim that Blige’s announcement may have been an overshoot. The University has not confirmed Blige’s matriculation at the institution, but did release a statement lauding Blige for her musical talent and career.
"We encourage Ms. Blige to continue her studies and welcome her consideration of Howard University in the future,” the institution said in a statement. “We are happy to work with Ms. Blige on completing the formal process for admission."
Blige, a nine-time Grammy winner, dropped out of New York-based performing arts school Lincoln High when she was in the 11th grade after signing with Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Uptown Records in 1992.
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