Take Me As I Am

Album: The Breakthrough (2005)
Charted: 58

Songfacts®:

  • In the song, Blige explains how after all she's overcome, she is going to stay true to herself and not change to please others.
  • This samples "Garden Of Peace," a 1979 song by Lonnie Liston Smith.
  • In July 2010 Jay Ballard and Kim Jones filed suit against Blige and production team The Clutch, claiming this song is based on their 1995 tune also titled "Take Me As I Am."

Comments: 1

  • Fine Brown Sugar from Kansas City, Mothis song is the best from mary J. blige
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