These days people confuse sexy with trashy. For example, J.Lo sells sex appeal and she has it, but I personally find her to be trashy, slutty, and try hard at times.
Queen MJB was a sex symbol because she was the typical round the way girl that was down to earth, had street smarts, was down with the black community, never had to put on the stank Hollywood attitude, and her music moved even the hardest hood dude's soul.
The fonts in here calling her an unsexy auntie sound like ignorant children, and MJB's career started when I was an infant.
Beauty and sex appeal is just subjective and as personal as the person making the judgement own tastes. Her ex K-ci was a sex symbol himself, so she was sexy to young black men in her younger days.
Ive known of Mary my whole life, what you said is null and void