Woman jailed for stabbing Mary J Blige’s father

Cheryl White handed year-long prison sentence for violent attack

A woman has been jailed for one year after being convicted of stabbing the father of singer Mary J. Blige.

Cheryl White of Battle Creek, Michigan, was handed a one year prison sentence on Monday (November 3) after she was convicted of stabbing Thomas Blige during a domestic dispute. As Billboard reports, she has already served 270 days of her sentence but must also pay more than $17,000 for Blige’s nursing services and has also been given a probation sentence of five years.

Blige had earlier claimed that White had attacked him with a knife in January of this year after he caught her slashing the tyres of his vehicle. She pleaded no contest to charges of assault with intent to commit great bodily harm when she attended court in September.

In September of this year, Mary J Blige revealed a new song, ‘Right Now’, which was produced by Disclosure. The singer made an album titled ‘The London Sessions’ in the capital earlier this summer and recruited a number of new British producers for the record, including Guy and Lawrence Howard.

Additionally, Sam Smith is set to be involved on a “doo-wop” song, while Emeli Sandé, Jimmy Napes, Naughty Boy and Sam Romans have contributed, alongside Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins on additional production duties.