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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."

Omari Hardwick

In episode 9 of Starz's hit drama TV series Power, Ghost (Omari Hardwick) visits Tariq and Raina’s school, where he’s the guest speaker at Career Day organized by his estranged wife Tasha (Naturi Naughton). Ghost got caught laying the pipe outside of his marriage, but he's not a licensed plumber. Tasha, who helps Ghost launder his drug money, is a strong woman, independent housewife who dreams of getting back together with her drug dealer husband. What's not to admire about her?

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