Mary J. Blige is a SHAPE magazine cover girl, flashing her rock hard abs, RumorFix is reporting.
Although the 42-year-0ld looks amazing, fans are accusing SHAPE of heavy-handed photoshopping, because everyone knows she has tattoos on both of her arms.
Mary, however, seems proud of the cover giving her fans on Facebook a sneak peek at it.
In the issue, Mary reveals how she keeps in shape for the holidays, “My main exercise is cardio … The treadmill is fine but running outdoors gives me the best results. I try to log 6 to 8 miles a week. I could be in the worst mood, but when I do my cardio I feel much, much better.”
Mary also does strength training and recently learned how to swim. “At first it was very hard, but once I got in the water and figured out how to breathe, it was so liberating,” she says.
And the R&B singer changed her diet before showing some skin on the cover. She cut out sugar for three weeks and doesn’t drink alcohol anymore and she sticks to a gluten-free, dairy-free and low carb diet most of the time.