But she's faced down those demons, it seems, and has come to stand for tenacity, self-reliance and a soulfulness that's achieved by maturing and moving beyond the mistakes of the past. Whether a truly happy Mary J. will be as compelling as she has been up to now remains to be seen, but when she's cutting loose with a cathartic performance of No More Drama's killer title track (as she did on this year's Grammy Awards show and, to a lesser extent, on VH1's most recent Divas screamfest), it's impossible to turn away.
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