Blige is loved by all, but she has no hesitation in shouting out her LGBT fans. In 2007 she told The Advocate on growing up, "A lot of people that I knew were gay, but they were great people. They were good people. It’s not like they were alien. They were just people. That [acceptance] was just something that was always in me. I’ve never been a judgmental person because I have been through so much hell myself."