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Singer/actress Mary J. Blige is seen brandishing a handgun on the set of "Power Book II: Ghost" in NYC on Wednesday, July 28.

Blige plays the ruthless designer clothes-wearing drug queenpin, Monet Stewart Tejada in "Power Book II: Ghost."

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Blige is dressed in Fendi from head-to-toe as she crouches behind a dumpster for cover with a youngster during an intense shootout scene on a hardtop basketball court.

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The 50-year-old New York native has won 9 Grammy Awards, four American Music Awards, 12 Billboard Music Awards and has sold 100 million records worldwide.

She is best known for her No. 1 R&B hits "You Remind Me", "Real Love", "Not Gon' Cry", and "Be Without You."