Mary J Blige
Mary J Blige (Photo: Kevork Dejansezian/Getty Images)

Mary J Blige is ringing in her 50th birthday as most music icons would: beachside and in a bikini, oozing fabulosity.

The “Just Fine” singer took to Instagram on Monday to share a few snapshots from her beach vacation in honor of her birthday today. In the set of images, Blige is seen wearing a metallic gold, snake print, halter bikini top and matching bottoms with her hair in platinum blonde, hip-grazing braids. Blige paired the getaway look with gold hoop earrings courtesy of her own jewelry brand, Sister Love, matching layered bracelets, and aviator style sunglasses. Oh, and also her incredible washboard abs and toned legs.

“#WhereTheMoneyReside,” Blige captioned the sexy photo, referencing the recent viral video of a hilarious car salesman coining the catchy phrase.

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In another image, Blige strikes a pose with her feet cascaded in the ocean and with the sun glimmering on her skin. “Tough love is the therapy! #MaryJFly,” she wrote.

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The iconic R&B singer’s fans and peers have expressed their love and adoration of the singer all day on Twitter, paying their respects to a woman who’s simultaneously shaped the R&B, hip hop, and fashion industries—all while inspiring what’s now known as the “glam auntie” aesthetic.

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Most recently, the singer has expanded her entrepreneurial resume and launched her own wine brand last year, aptly titled Sun Goddess Wines. Blige’s music has also played a pivotal role in the 2020 Presidential race. Vice President Elect Kamala Harris stepped out to her song “Work That” as she addressed the nation for her history making win back in November.

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This article first appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US