R&B Diva Monica covers Essence magazine's 1st Hot Hair issue, that's currently on news stands. She rocks the same light streaks and short bob as singer Kelly Rowland. They both wear it so well!

Inside the magazine, Essence explores the “unique relationship between African-American women and their hair”.

Yesterday I heard from someone in Mo's camp, who advised me that the plans for Mo's huge 30th birthday bash in Atlanta has been canceled for this weekend.

Instead, the party moves to Los Angeles, probably because her boo, Lakers guard Shannon Brown, will be playing in a pre-season game on the west coast and he wouldn't be able to make the trip to the A this weekend.

Even though Monica will celebrate her 30th with a private bash on the left coast, we will still be in attendance to bring you all the excitement! So stay tuned.

  • http://blogtalkradio.com/theolaandkeyshow daprinceofradio

    I prefer Monica with LONGER hair for some reason :(

  • FloridaChick813

    ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • mirsmommy

    Monica is sooooo beautiful. :yes: I :heart: her.

  • mirsmommy

    Heyyyyy Flo :waves:

  • Nika405

    I really liked this magazine. It had a lot of natural hair tips too. :cheer: Team Monica :chher:

  • CFREE

    luv this pic!! So pretty, always liked her short do #teammonicashannon :cheer:

  • Anna

    Even though Monica will celebrate her 30th with a private bash on the left coast,
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    Is that a typo or new lingo? "left Coast"

  • Genia

    I had said I was going to pick up this issue....I can't remember if Monica has done cover of Essence before...has she?

  • CHARBEE

    THAT HEFFAS HAIR IS SHARP....

  • flawless001

    I luv me some Monica!!

  • FloridaChick813

    :hug: @Mirs, heyyyy boo!!!

  • meanNsurly

    I like reformed hood chicks! If you get outta pocket she knows how to put you in your place. Thats why I have always loved Mo! #GETITGURL

  • Fabulous City

    She is just now turning 30? :blink: I thought she was a lot older for some reasons :think: She is indeed very pretty!

    "Lakers guard Shannon Brown, will be playing in a pre-season game on the west coast and he wouldn’t be able to make the trip to the A this weekend." -Sandra Rose
    Awww love is beautiful :love:

  • http://www.modelmayhem.com/kimip kimip84

    beautiful picture. I really love her make-up too

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Nika and that a$$ crack!!! :rofl:

    ok, where was I? Lost my thoughts for a second....oh, I think Monica looks great in his picture.

  • Fabulous City

    kimip84 says:

    beautiful picture. I really love her make-up too

    October 13, 2010 at 10:37 am
    ---------------------------------------------
    RIght! Make up is on point: crazy smoky eyes with nude lips and cheekbones! #Perfection

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    Dress code for M :chickenhead: NICA'S party :

    bandannas
    tattoos
    multiple guns
    gun shot wounds
    gold teef
    white tee
    dreads
    sunshades (no matter the time of day)

    **SIDE NOTE: bring your own weed**

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    I see they covered one of her eyes so people couldn't see the size difference between the two.
    :thumbsup:

  • http://twitter.com/SayItaIntSoJoe8 Say It Aint So Joe

    :clap: Monica looks flawless.

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    MAN
    I will disembowel you for talkin bout Monica like that!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Ooooh Ive got to buy this! Love the natural hairstyles..

    "I like reformed hood chicks! If you get outta pocket she knows how to put you in your place." *crosses arms, nod head* #IAintnoKillerButDontPushMe

    Here's to the 30s, Mo. :/

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @BROWN

    :blink: <<<<<<<< Monica's eyes

  • OutsidetheBox

    :lol: @Disembowel. Sandra really should disemvowel he chit sometimes...

    and :dead: @Bring your own weed. F u ck you Man! LMAO

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    Happy Birthday, Monica!!!

  • meanNsurly

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    I see they covered one of her eyes so people couldn’t see the size difference between the two.
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    @Man: I was thinking the same thing. I thought it was just me noticing that her eyes are different sizes! :dead:

  • flawless001

    Dress code for M NICA’S party :

    bandannas
    tattoos
    multiple guns
    gun shot wounds
    gold teef
    white tee
    dreads
    sunshades (no matter the time of day)

    **SIDE NOTE: bring your own weed**

    _________________________________________________________________________
    @ Man..

    Im not a regular poster, but I always see you go in on Monica, may I ask why?

  • candibfly

    why was i thinking monica was a lot older than me? she bores me though :yawn: i did used to jam it's just one of them dayyyys that's a girl goes thru when i'm angry insiddddde, don't wanna take it out on u :danban:

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    Man, I just don't care™ says:
    @BROWN

    <<<<<<<< Monica's eyes
    October 13, 2010 at 10:45 am
    *************
    You ARE so mean! Maybe I'm a little biased because I have issues with my eyes which causes one to protound further out than the other... :shrug:

  • meanNsurly

    @OTB: You know you can take them kinda girls to business lunches, mingle with your coworkers and afterwards go get a dime by the corner store, let her roll it, and smoke wit her while asking her can you have some of her 211 in the black can! I love those kinda of girls!

  • http://myspace.com/necee518 yvonne79

    ^protrude...moving too fast!

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @FLAWLESS
    "Im not a regular poster, but I always see you go in on Monica, may I ask why?"
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Me?
    I don't go in on M :chickenhead: NICA... :shrugs:
    What makes you say that?

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @MEAN
    "I was thinking the same thing. I thought it was just me noticing that her eyes are different sizes! "
    __________________________________________________________________________

    Naw, you ain't the only one. To her credit, she does a good job of disguising that chit. Everyonce in a while she slips and I'm thinking:

    "Who is she winking at?"

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    Man I am not goin there with you today

  • Melissa

    @ man what's really good with you and Monica...she must have pissed in your corn flakes or something...seriously??? :waiting:

  • OutsidetheBox

    LOL A 211 would put me downnnnnnnn. Not a drinker. :no:

    But I'm a good sport and like Jeezy say, "If she roll a good b l u n t, you betta wife that
    bi tch! *waving ring finger and chit*

  • ysoserious

    Beautiful pic, but how many regular folks care where she has her birthday party? :yawn:

  • ysoserious

    @ Flawless

    Man never "goes in". He just "tells it like he sees it". :coffee:

  • OutsidetheBox

    Man you just need to be nice to these Stans today.
    Go ahead and list your list of most undesirables so they can get over the shock.

    And then y’all gonna help me dump my bf. :coffee:

  • candibfly

    b1tch get away from my desk! sorry for the outburst, my co-worker is annoying.

    @yso i could care less since i won't be in attendance :coffee:

  • flawless001

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    @FLAWLESS
    “Im not a regular poster, but I always see you go in on Monica, may I ask why?”
    _________________________________________________________________________
    Me?
    I don’t go in on M NICA…
    What makes you say that?

    _______________________________________________________________________
    gotta love Man, he always cracks me up....

  • ysoserious

    @ OTB

    Are we helping you dump his body? Cause I can totally get behind that.

    #rainydayabadmood

  • Man, I just don’t care™

    @FLAWLESS
    "Man never 'goes in.' He just 'tells it like he sees it.' :coffee: ”-Ysoserious
    _________________________________________________________________________

    She beat me to it. :coffee:

  • Al-Ameera

    SR, why it gotta be the left coast?

  • http://www.amazon.com/gotta-make-Heaven-going-thru/product-reviews/1448656729/ref=sr_1_1_cm_cr_acr_t iscream

    Congrats on the cover Monica. Your hair stays laid so you deserve it.

    Hummm so you canceling parties that I assume was planned before you got with dude because of dude. :/ woo the D must run deep and wide. Where I'm from that's called sprung.

    You got to reverse that you can't let thayt nicca whip it on you. You gotta get that nicca puzzy whipped. :hump:

  • OutsidetheBox

    :nono: He aint worth the time and body bags. :coffee:

    No we just need to send him packing... he's a tough one to get rid of.

  • Melissa

    @ ice cream you better preach :D

  • Melissa

    *iscream

  • flawless001

    Man, I just don't care™ says:

    @FLAWLESS
    “Man never ‘goes in.’ He just ‘tells it like he sees it.’ ”-Ysoserious
    _________________________________________________________________________

    She beat me to it.
    _________________________________________________________________________

    :rofl:

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    :offtopic: According to Whoopi Goldberg, one of the Chile miners had wife and jumpoff come to the rescue site. The wife didn't know that he was having an affair. Blank stare.

  • ysoserious

    :lol: @ OTB

    Oh, okay. Guess you have to think about the babies and chit.

    #LuckyNinja

  • FloridaChick813

    But I’m a good sport and like Jeezy say, “If she roll a good b l u n t, you betta wife that
    bi tch! *waving ring finger and chit*

    *******************

    My bish!!!

    SN: The boo was asking who you were last night on FB. I said "my sister in my head" :lol:

  • mirsmommy

    OutsidetheBox says:

    Man you just need to be nice to these Stans today.
    Go ahead and list your list of most undesirables so they can get over the shock.

    And then y’all gonna help me dump my bf.
    ___________________

    He bought another pair of white jeans, didn't he??? :rofl: I kid.

  • OutsidetheBox

    I wish a ninja wouldddddd! @#49

    What in the he-got-a-lot-of-nerve chit is that?!? :mad:

  • FloridaChick813

    And then y’all gonna help me dump my bf.

    ***********

    Huh??? (in my Tasha Mack voice) SAY WHAT NOW????????

  • FloridaChick813

    He bought another pair of white jeans, didn’t he???

    **************

    :rofl: Naw he done bought OTB a loud a$$ Coogi outfit!!!!

  • OutsidetheBox

    SN: The boo was asking who you were last night on FB. I said “my sister in my head”

    :/ dont make me feel bad, Flo. You see me upthread tryna get rid of my aquarius. :/

  • OutsidetheBox

    Ahhhhhhhhh Mirs!!!!! :rolf: :rofl:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U942ZUY7aek OHoney

    I got nothing

  • mirsmommy

    FloridaChick813 says:

    He bought another pair of white jeans, didn’t he???

    **************

    Naw he done bought OTB a loud a$$ Coogi outfit!!!!
    _________________________

    :rofl: Or another lime green halter top. :rofl:

  • mirsmommy

    @Iscream

    I responded to your comment in the Kelly Rowland post.

  • Shauny

    @Flo - girl did you get that gravi from the Illuminati site?

    I have to get this book for some natural styles. My twist outs, 2 strand twists, and wash and gos are getting old. I'm about to rock a sew in for the winter if this book can't help.

    Monica is beautiful..flaws and all. She's been out since she was 14 and that was what in the mid 90s. I'd say 30ish is about right.

  • FloridaChick813

    Sorry boo @OTB, but whats the problemo??? You had ENOUGH huh???

    :rofl: @Mirs, naw, he probably found out she been throwing away his clothes during laundry, so he bleached her sh.it. Her good sh.it too! The sh.it this bish hides in the vacuum sacks! :lol:

  • FloridaChick813

    :no: @Shauny, I dont know where it came from :shrug:

    You wear your hair natural? My friend does and she keeps hers lookin gorgeous!!!

  • Shauny

    Yep, I cut all the perm out this Feb. It grew back so fast. I think if I blow dryed it, it would be about the same length (hitting my shoulders) that it was when I had my perm.

    Now I see Bey blowing a kiss (that is Bey isn't it?). At first I saw that one that makes you dizzy :lolol:

  • mirsmommy

    FloridaChick813 says:

    Sorry boo @OTB, but whats the problemo??? You had ENOUGH huh???

    @Mirs, naw, he probably found out she been throwing away his clothes during laundry, so he bleached her sh.it. Her good sh.it too! The sh.it this bish hides in the vacuum sacks!
    __________________________

    :rofl:

  • OutsidetheBox

    I’m about to rock a sew in for the winter if this book can’t help.

    I'm afraid if I get one i wont take it out. I have been wearing my hair out for a record 7 weeks. :/ Its hardddddd because i actually have to *gulp* do my hair!

    @Flo... :rofl: Girl im just tired of that ass. Period. I'm tired of his clothing choices, I'm tired of his cuddling, goo-goo gaga bullchit, and I'm tired sharing my bl unts. #Trippin

  • FloridaChick813

    Its Kim K @Shauny :lol:

    And thats whats up! I like the natural hair styles! I saw this one chick down here a few weeks back, she had a fade and was HOT TO DEATH! Thing is though, I never thought it was cute before :shrug:

  • FloridaChick813

    They are some goo-goo gaga a$$ men though @OTB :rolleyes: BIG A$$ BABIES!!!! I told mine just yesterday "look, you gotta get up from under me sometimes. You tote guns and sh.it, what are you doin acting all soft???" (side eye) But then again Im a scorpio and we are VERY emotional and sensual people, so part of me enjoys it! Anyway, I better enjoy it while I can, cause it about 4 weeks, Im gonna be ALL ALONE in Jacksonville :/ Ugghhhh, just sayin it makes me sick!!!

    Anyway, when we packing up ol' boys sh.it and moving him out??? :coffee:

  • http://itsjayashleighh.tumblr.com/ kingstonn

    -wonders if rihanna's red mop will be in there

  • OutsidetheBox

    So JVille it is, huh? :koolaid3: Are you guys going to long-distance it? Why is the champ not going? :waiting: :popcorn:

    GooGoo gaga ass is not going to let me leave, but he did agree to stay at his own house 3 nights a week. Whew.

  • OutsidetheBox

    And I meant to say I am only 45 minutes from JVille! :cheer:

    Girls night out game proper! :cheer:

  • FloridaChick813

    :rofl: @ GooGoo gaga ass is not going to let me leave, but he did agree to stay at his own house 3 nights a week. Whew.

    The Champ wants to go, but his job is saying they dont have any positions up there for him, and I wont tolerate an un-employed man honey :nono: So until he gets a job, his butt will be right here!! Though I dont even really know for sure what I wanna do, but I need to make my decision by Friday! I guess we'll try the long distance thing. But like I told him, "even if we arent 'together'- I'll always be here for you" :hug:

    And :cheer: for GIRLS NIGHT OUT!!! BISH IM SOOOO DOWN!!!!! :D

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    Hey FloRida, we're always in Jacksonville 'cause they have the closest Dave & Busters to Savannah. Include me in the Girls WEEKEND OUT! :smile:

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    GAWT DAMMIT FLO!!!!!!! :rules:

  • BROWNSUGAPOET

    YOU TOO OTB!

  • OutsidetheBox

    Yay! @MKM I love Savannah! I didnt know thats where you were!

    #Sorry @Top Flight :ashamed: I def. no better.

  • FloridaChick813

    :cheer: @MKM

    Howwww you doin lady?????

  • FloridaChick813

    Sorry Brown :ashamed:

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco

    Sorry but this is an ugly pic of MO!

  • Iblondon

    She's looking like Ciara on the cover. She had better shots.

  • Ms.kaylamomma

    @ OTB & FloRida

    Sorry I was at lunch. But yes, I live in Savannah.

    Hey Mama, sorry you're having to move but it's closer to me, a little. :grin: :wink:

  • MzTee

    Monica looks stunning, but I expect no less from her. The majority of the time she's on point with her style. I love her hair and makeup. She's one of the few celebs who can rock the short do.

    I might have to pick this issue up because it looks like they have some cute natural hair styles.

  • http://myspace.com/mullatos SnootyPooty1

    Monica looks beautiful as usual....

  • Taboo01

    I love Monica...she stays fly!