R+B star Mary J Blige hates being called a legend - insisting the title should be solely reserved for acclaimed music veterans.

The NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker, 34, has long been dubbed the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul, but insists she is undeserving of the prestigious monikers bestowed upon her talent.

She says, "They've been trying to call me a legend since my second album when I was 22.

"It's cool to be labelled as an inspiration by new singers as it means people are still talking about me.

"But legendary is for Anita Baker, Chaka Khan and ARETHA FRANKIN.

"Call me a legend a 60 and I might be comfortable with it."