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R&B's brightest pay tribute to their moms at VH1's 'Dear Mama' special

R&B's brightest pay tribute to their moms at VH1's 'Dear Mama' special

"Hi, Mommy. I love you so much."

Aww. That’s how Mary J. Blige kicked off Saturday night’s taping of VH1’s “Dear Mama” special, what the channel calls a "celebration of love and gratitude for mothers everywhere,” recorded on the grounds of San Marino's Huntington Library. The special is to air on VH1 Monday at 10 p.m. PDT.

Blige was in good company, joining fellow R&B musicians Ludacris, Maxwell and Kelly Rowland, DJ Khaled and Clippers point guard Chris Paul — and their mothers, of course.

Hosted by comedian Anthony Anderson and TV personality La La Anthony (currently separated from NBA player Carmelo Anthony), the night kicked off with a...

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