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In this Sept. 26, 2016 photo, actress Danielle Brooks, from "Orange is the New Black" and  the Broadway musical, "The Color Purple," poses for a portrait in New York. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

“I kind of like tricked myself into this love, and positive affirmations that I have for myself, which has been really good,” said Brooks. “I don’t wanna walk around this world feeling like I don’t feel worthy, or I don’t feel like I’m beautiful because society has shown me that I am not enough, because they don’t put me on the cover on the magazines or I don’t see myself reflected in media enough.”


FILE - In this June 1, 2016 file photo, Mary J. Blige attends "The Wiz Live!" Photo Op held at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles. A pair of clips teasing Blige's interview with Hillary Clinton on her upcoming Apple Music show "The 411" isn't winning over social media users. The teaser featuring Blige crooning Bruce Springsteen's "American Skin (41 Shots)" before clasping hands with Clinton was mocked online quickly after it was posted Tuesday, Sept. 27 by Apple.(Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

“I wanted to incorporate the song in the show because the lyrics resonated with me so deeply and so heavily because of all the shootings and police brutality and I never got a chance to say anything,” Blige said. “I’m a singer first …so that’s the only way I can express myself and …the only way I can get that reaction from (Hillary) is to sing it.”