Mary J. Blige sang about the pain of life.
Mary J. Blige become the first person nominated for Best Supporting Actress and Original Song in the same year. Unfortunately, she didn’t in any category, but hit the stage for a performance of “Mighty River”. That performance gave people chills.
Blige was wearing a red dress during the performance, which was intrigued by Taraji P. Henson, who said this song’s about “the pain of life”. Also the song was given an extra power with backup singers were staying behind her in a shadow of darkness. Song was nominated for Best Original Song, but lost to “Remember Me” from the “Coco”.