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Mary J. Blige to menace New York as 40-foot-tall hologram

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New York residents are advised to keep their emergency dancing shoes close at hand and watch their loved ones for signs of an overdose on soul, as Uproxx reports that a giant, holographic Mary J. Blige is expected to appear in the city Sunday evening, potentially overwhelming the populace with its devastating grooves. Light-Blige, who will measure 40-feet-tall and be accompanied by unstoppably smooth beats, is being unleashed as part of the Budweiser Made In America Monument Series, which will see the singer-songwriter’s meatspace persona performing at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

The holographic display will be part of a sister concert on Governors Island, which will also feature performances from T-Pain, Misterwives, and Big Gigantic, whose members probably never assumed they’d have to perform under that name while standing next to a 40-foot-tall Grammy winner made out of light. Unsurprisingly, given the event’s provenance, beer will also be available at the concert, which is good, because if you’re going to listen to a 4D hologram of Mary J. Blige croon “Be Without You” from 40 feet above your head, you should probably also be drunk.


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