A toned up Mary J. Blige covers 'Shape' magazine...

The Queen of Hip-Hop Soul shows off her ripped body for 'Shape' magazine’s December 2013 issue. In the accompanying interview, Mary J. Blige sheds light on how she manages to stay slim and fit. Peep the cover below:
Not feeling it.

Horrible photoshop job on the stomach, which I feel should have been covered. Her mid section looks suspect, and then the belly button just gives it all away. Mary confirms good cardio, strength training and a change in her eating/drinking habits largely contributing to her toned physique. For 42, she looks good!

The issue hits newsstands and iPads on Monday, November 25th. Check out some interview excerpts on Shape's official website. MJB recently released a new Christmas compilation and will promote it on UK's X Factor with an upcoming performance this coming Sunday.