Earlier today I told you that Monica and rapper Maino were officially an item. This information came from an employee of Atlantic Records publicity department named Ashley Kalmanowitz.
Apparently, Ashley took it upon herself to deliberately deceive this blog and others by sending the photos of Maino and Monica under false pretenses. This was a publicity stunt gone wrong.
Monica attempted to reach out to me personally today to clear up this matter, but, unfortunately, we played phone tag all day. Monica is highly upset and she wants Sandrarose.com readers to know the truth.
Maino and Monica have been friends for over 10 years and they are not dating. A source who asked not to be identified, confirmed that Monica is dating Shannon Brown of the LA Lakers (more on that later).
Here is an email sent to Sandrarose.com by Patrice Horton of Mo's management team:
Hi Sandra, it's Patrice Horton. I am apart of Monicas team and she has been trying to contact you today. She hasn't been addressing any rumors but feels it necessary to make it clear that she is not in a relationship with Maino at all and apologizes to him his mate and loved ones for any pain this may cause. They in my opinion are both great people and them and their families are all friends but that is all.
These rumors hurt the people that they are both seeing and must be stopped. Thank God for you and your site. We can always let people know the TRUTH. The funny part is this photo was taken as they saw each other and said hello. Monica was flown in with myself, other staff and Melinda just in time to be in the wedding . She left her performance and caught two planes to be there . She would never have missed it because she loves and adores her friendship with Tiny. Just wanted you to have the facts. And thank you from the entire Mondeenise Staff.
Patrice M. Horton Sent from my iPhone