Mary J. Blige joins Fiddy and Tyler Perry on list of celebrity steroid users


Already well on her way to elbowing DMX out of the 2008 Suburbarazzi People of the Year list, Yonkers native Mary J. Blige was named in a Times Union of Albany story that says she has received or used performance enhancing drugs. Get it, performance enhancing?

The story was drawing from an investigation conducted by Albany D.A. P. David Soares, who is apparently doing for the R&B and entertainment biz what George Mitchell did for pro baseball.

Also listed in the report: 50 Cent, Timbaland, Wyclef Jean, and author/producer/actor Tyler Perry. The Soares report found that most of the steroids originated from Signature Pharmacy in Orlando, Florida. To date, 10 defendants have pled guilty, though it’s not clear who they are. Perry and the other celebs mentioned in the article have yet to comment.

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Ted Mann

Ted Mann aspires to join Stephen Baldwin’s Breakthrough Ministry, more commonly known as “skateboarding for the savior." Before becoming a Senior Editor at InTown, he worked at The Atlantic Monthly, the Philadelphia City Paper, and the University of Pennsylvania Press. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The New York Press, and The Pennsylvania Gazette.