Monica Brown

R&B singer Monica Brown sat down with Uptown magazine for an in-depth interview recently.

The 35-year-old mother-of-3 discussed her recently released eighth studio album, Code Red, and being labeled the underdog on today’s music scene.

Monica was styled by Shun Melson in a Donna Karan gown. Photography by Drexina Nelson; hair by Ray Dodson and face by Marsha Saintil.

Thanks to Uptown EIC Isoul Harris for the cover and Talkingwithtami.com for the additional pics.

Monica Brown

Monica on being guarded:
“People wouldn’t really be able to imagine the things I’ve seen and been through. My talent has always been there, along with the spiritual foundation my mother laid, but there was always another side, a side that belonged to the streets. When my parents divorced, I became two different people.”

Monica on being Karl Lagerfeld’s muse:
“I’ve been there and done that. I remember speaking with Karl and him telling me what ‘we’ were going to wear, and what his thoughts for me were. I’ve had moments that some [will not recognize] because social media wasn’t a thing back then. They weren’t done for the ‘Gram, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.”

Monica Brown

Monica on her “Miss Thang” moniker:
“Dallas [Austin] would bring producers in the studio to play records for me and I’d be quick to say ‘No’ if I didn’t feel it. I knew who I was and what I wanted to say. That’s where ‘Miss Thang’ came from. He’d say, ‘Miss Thang don’t like it!’ … Please don’t get me wrong, I will get someone together, quickly. You will not come at me wrong without repercussions.”

Monica on triumphing over tragedy:
“As I think back over everything I’ve accomplished in my career—the awards, opportunities and exposure are all there, of course. But, what gives me unspeakable joy is the fact that I’ve touched countless women, and some young men, along the way with my music and my message. To know that I was helping to save lives while feeling like my own was in the process of ending, means more than any manufactured victory ever could.”

Monica Brown

Monica on being labeled the “underdog”:
“I know people have called me the underdog. I was even told the kiss of death would be the four years I took off after the birth of my boys. I’ve executed my career exactly how I’ve wanted to and that’s the most important thing. And if I am an underdog because I’ve chosen to put my family first, to be guided by my spirituality or allow true love to be my solace, then so be it.”

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Love it ? Go MO!

  • <—Doesn'tTalkToStrangers

    I love Mo! Yep :yes:

    I do not like this phoTOE of her :no:

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Makeup is heavy. How is the album? It came out right? I support Mo.

  • Angela

    I LOVE it. Monica is a very beautiful woman.

  • Afiya

    She looks pretty.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    B.o.B was Donkey of the Day.

  • Miany

    I love Mo’s voice..always have.
    The chosen excerpts from the article seem as if she is throwing shade.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Dag, they counted her out because she became a mother. The industry ain’t ish for real. Now I’m buying the album (if it’s out) just because! #girlpower #imamother #wecandoitall #superwomen #SHEdeserves

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Where’s the photos from the back?

    She turned her upper body to show the side… Where they do that at?

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Charlemagne was going in on people who called in and said the earth is flat.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I’m not sure why Monica is an underdog, she is an amazing talent! She really should be bigger. Not quite sure why she’s not. ?

  • Angela

    I want to throw my 2¢ in about Monica’s recent album. It wasn’t her best. I think she wants to be the best wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend she can be which is great. And her spirituality is important to her. But it seems her music takes a backseat to all of that and to me, it shows. She’s only one woman. She’s a beautiful woman physically and seems to be so inside as well. Maybe she should take a few years off and make another album when her daughter is in High School.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    That’s like 10 years from now, damn.

  • Angela

    As he should be. And he should be for the rest of the month for that dumb comment.

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    But Monica is so talented and beautiful…such a class act?

  • 1/8

    At 35, her chances of becoming a megastar are slim to none. After all, very few artists can pull a Tina Turner.

    I like Monica. She’s beautiful, talented, and intelligent. Too bad her career never skyrocketed.

  • Angela

    What does Monica have to do with B.o.B being D.o.t.D?

  • 1/8

    I like her voice, too.

  • 1/8

    She looks gorgeous!

  • Mel

    Slay Mo slayyyy

  • Fendi

    I wonder if she still has the Millennium bag that The Fan gifted her? I never understood her being his muse, but based on his inspirations, KL really isn’t that refined.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Chest laugh.

  • http://totallifechanges.com/PurTEA VanillaCaramel2shotsExpresso

    She seems happy and at peace that’s a great thing! Cingrats too her !

  • Fendi

    I wonder if she still has the Millennium bag that The Fan gifted her? I never understood her being his muse, but based on his inspirations, KL really isn’t refined.

  • Guess Who

    ATL’s sweetheart. LMAO. Did she throw a party to celebrate and invite the obligatory ATL Royalty guest? You know…T.I., Tiny, Kandi, Monyetta Shaw, Rashida and Toya? LMAAAAAAAO

  • Fendi

    Won’t they show up to the opening of a damn envelope?!. Kandi has an excuse. She has Ace *side eyes name*, so she can’t just dip out to any and everything like she used to, though she probably will anyway. And Tiny will continue to waddle her way to events and take half-naked photos like people want to see that.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Isoul has one hell of an expense account, I swear. That man be all over the world, literally.

    I’m guessing Monica’s telling us nothing new. She started as a teen, got a her first deal thru Dallas Austin at 14, in a good place now. She loves her 3 kids and Shannon. The relationship her daughter has with her Dad is great. Her own relationship with her sons is wonderful. In the end, go get my new album. U know I love Monica, but lets be honest; these established artists tell you nothing new ever.

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    This story is about Monica tho…tf????

  • SummerBaby

    Go head Mo showing them legs! Good luck to her.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Lol I’ve been saying for years Atl folks will show up for the opening of an envelope. I would so not be that type celebrity. You would never see me.

  • 1/8

    Ten years from now, she may be forced to sing gospel or on cruise ships.

  • Tammie Reed

    She cute!

  • Fendi

    As long as Brandy Norwood has a voice, Monica will always be an underdog. Now, let me sit under this here tree, ’cause… ?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Monica is ok with being a local talent who happened to have won a Grammy. Kandi made history and also, is local only. I think when your success tops anything you ever imagined, you don’t know what you have til years later. Now, Monica probably can’t book shows across the pond where the real money is.

  • 1/8

    What?! LMAO!

  • Miany

    nah.. i think she was counted out because she took 5- read FIVE years off…lol…the industry tole that azz we do NOT grant 5 years of maternity leave Miss Thang!

  • Fendi

    I would stay my a?s in the house. That’s just my personality, though. I keep what I want and need at home, so I’m not outchea stroking these streets. I wouldn’t be much different if I was “famous.”

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    LOL U need an ass whoopin for suggesting that woman wait 15+ years to drop another album. Baby Laiya’s only like 3. I do agree with where her focus and priorities are. I think she’s just fulfilling her contractual obligation. At this point, MOnica can do shows regionally and keep her name out there and pocket some good money.

  • Miany

    many people debate this…I am no big fan of Brandy’s voice.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I dont like her raw singing, but will listen to her cd’s. I’ve always liked B/M. It goes without saything ‘TBIM’ is still a classic joint.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • Renee Bee

    I wanna fix her eyebrows. (clenches fingers) #PettyRumpskin

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    LOL!

  • Fendi

    And I’m not a big fan of Grandma Arnold’s voice or style. I can’t appreciate a person who spends a lot on clothes, shoes and accessories and it looks like they fell out of some discount store.

    Reminds me of a friend of my mom’s named Irene. Irene buys nice bags and shoes, but whenever we see her, she looks like a penny waiting for change. Irene is a pretty casual dresser. If you’re wearing Prada shoes with a matching bag, they should look like you spent Prada coin.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    DEAD. Well somebody gotta bring home the bacon, right? It’s nice that Shannon on paternity leave with her?.

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    My girl, so intelligent, and so beautiful!

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Looking like the grim reaper.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    The second picture is the most attractive. And natural looking. Some of those poses look uncomfortable.

    You know how you lay on a new couch at the store and be like “nah, that ain’t it”.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You think so? I think she can, but being a wife and mother take precedence over the career. Not saying that’s a bad thing, she just can’t push the music as much. That overseas schedule might be too much with 3 kids.

  • Fendi

    ROTFL. That’s that, “I have no ass/shape” struggle.

  • 88

    I heard her new album went bronze.

  • 1/8

    I hear what you’re saying, but who becomes a singer just to obtain mediocre success?

    At one point, Monica’s “Angel of Mine” was all over the radio, even the white/pop stations were playing her song. Then, bam! She was gone.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Please don’t make me open this picture again, LLS. I had enough problems posting it.

  • Angela

    I hatechu. Lol!!

  • Fendi

    Folks use angles to attempt to trick people into believing they have a shape. Monica is still built like a lower case L after 3 children. She will never be sexy. And it isn’t just the lack of a shape. It’s the lack of a personality and the church lady façade when you know she is a bird.

  • Renee Bee

    Oooh. Well damn!

  • 88

    It’s not about her not pushing her music…..she’s pushing it but the music sucks that’s the problem.

  • 88

    showing them *chicken* legs

  • Greg: Less hate, more love.

    Exactly. You’re always on point Harley.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Ha! I like both ladies voices and I think both are underrated.

  • Angela

    But Django was talking about B.o.B tf? Lol.

  • Miany

    I have never thought of Monica as a person who spends a lot on clothes.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    No artist only performs their new music. People want to hear the old stuff too. There are artist who perform all over the damn world and they don’t even have half of the hits Monica has.

  • https://www.styleseat.com/Bellaxpress Danay Helena

    I wanted my comment at the top lmao…just being honest, I could give a damn what he was talking about?

  • Fendi

    Because she doesn’t look like it, but her clothes, bags AND shoes are expensive. She keeps a limited edition Louis Vuitton bag. Her sons are Gucci and Burberry from tip-to-toe. They look the part, but she never has.

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Thank you hun

  • Fendi

    Maybe I like Brandy because her music is more universal. Monica gives me far too much “sister girl sass,” and I’m not here for most of it. Like, she is forever rolling her eyes and neck with her hand on her absent hip while in the studio.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    No one. Somewhere in there, Monica’s team stop expanding her brand. IDK if she just doesn’t want to tour across the pond or has a slim fan base and can’t. Shrugs. I do wonder what’s her appearance fee.

  • Fendi

    Is it a muscular chest or does it look like someone dropped breadcrumbs in your path? I’m asking for a friend. Of the blog. Cindy.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    It looks like taco meat.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God
  • Fendi

    Now see… I asked, for Cindy, about your build. Taco meat means you’re hairy. Nvm.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    The sickle…

  • Fendi

    I should’ve replied that I have tortillas, cheese, lettuce and sour cream. Next time.

  • Fendi

    I read this as “GMO.” Oops.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    My apologies, I broke the Open Post rules.

  • 1/8

    How many copies do have to sell to get bronze status? ?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    All but one person said they thought it was flat. He sounded corny talking about Christopher Columbus.

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Her and Rocko should tour with Nicki and Meek.

  • 1/8

    Who’s the bigger star, Monica or Brandy?

    My vote goes to my girl, Bran-Bran, because I think she has better name recognition. Brandy’s resume also shows more versatility. ?

  • Fendi

    Come sit under this tree with me. Her daughter is only 2. ?

  • http://www.sandrarose.com Django the God

    Fantasia Sullivan

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Love the second photo.

  • Empress

    Beautiful cover. I love her. Out of respect I might stop murdering her songs on karioke night, I might.

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Just BEAUTIFUL. My favorite singer right here such a class act I love everything about her even her hoodness lol I’m buying this magazine I’ll always support her…..love you Monica coming from another Monica. Thanks Sandra for posting this

  • Paige

    Looking good MB!!!

  • ChocolateBeauty

    She should do more modeling too she’s 5’10 long legs perfect for modeling

  • kco0l;s ChocolateBox

    That cover wasn’t a good choice. It makes her look like Wendy Williams. I always felt she dressed too old. Makes her look way older than she is. One thing I like about her is she is a ride to die chick & very down to earth.

  • 1/8

    Fantasia and Jasmine’s love child?

  • Luv Pitties

    How so with regard to the bird comment? Do you have tea????

  • Luv Pitties

    I am so using that “penny waiting for change” comment. I’ve never heard that before.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    yep, it’s like she never had the right team behind her to maximize opportunities.

  • mzwhang90210

    I love these photos, Mo looks pretty and elegant!

    I don’t like how they labeled her “Miss Thang”— just because she was succinct and confident about what she did/didn’t like.
    Men aren’t labeled like that. I’ve never heard anybody call Kanye “Mr. Thang.”

    HMPH!

  • Missy

    Thank god she’s back to brunette

  • nucynu25

    Def not the right team ..she should’ve been getting them modeling checks

  • harley_quinn2.0

    ??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol

  • mzwhang90210

    OT: Abe Vigoda died. He starred in Barney Miller, The Godfather, Fish.
    94 years old. RIP

  • Canary Red™

    Say that bew!!!??

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    RIP

  • nicelyput32

    This is me.

  • mzwhang90210

    Red!!!!!!!!!
    Missed you!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Scored a table at my favorite soul food establishment for the born day. I can taste that food now lol.

  • mzwhang90210

    LOL…congrats.
    When is your Bday? Lemme find out that you’re an Aquarian….

  • Canary Red™

    Miss u! They upped my workload?

  • mzwhang90210

    Got it. I emailed you last night as a MOF.

    *hugs*

  • mzwhang90210

    OT: Glenn Frey died too. I’m a HUGE Eagles fan. I was surprised that there actually IS a “Hotel California.” Hubby and I drove past it on our way to San Fran once. Anyway…RIP to Glenn..aka… “The Voice.”
    That guitar rift in the song is STILL one of my favs….

    ” On a dark desert highway, cool wind in my hair
    Warm smell of colitas, rising up through the air
    Up ahead in the distance, I saw shimmering light
    My head grew heavy and my sight grew dim
    I had to stop for the night.

    There she stood in the doorway;
    I heard the mission bell
    And I was thinking to myself,
    ‘This could be Heaven or this could be Hell’
    Then she lit up a candle and she showed me the way
    There were voices down the corridor,
    I thought I heard them say…

    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    Plenty of room at the Hotel California
    Any time of year (Any time of year)
    You can find it here.

    Her mind is Tiffany-twisted, she got the Mercedes benz
    She got a lot of pretty, pretty boys she calls friends
    How they dance in the courtyard, sweet summer sweat.
    Some dance to remember, some dance to forget.

    So I called up the Captain,
    ‘Please bring me my wine’
    He said, ‘We haven’t had that spirit here since nineteen sixty nine’
    And still those voices are calling from far away,
    Wake you up in the middle of the night
    Just to hear them say…

    Welcome to the Hotel California
    Such a lovely place (Such a lovely place)
    Such a lovely face
    They livin’ it up at the Hotel California
    What a nice surprise (what a nice surprise)
    Bring your alibis….

    Mirrors on the ceiling,
    The pink champagne on ice
    And she said ‘We are all just prisoners here, of our own device’
    And in the master’s chambers,
    They gathered for the feast
    They stab it with their steely knives,
    But they just can’t kill the beast…..

    Last thing I remember, I was
    Running for the door
    I had to find the passage back
    To the place I was before
    ‘Relax,’ said the night man,
    ‘We are programmed to receive.
    You can check-out any time you like,
    But you can never leave!’

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    The 3rd yes I am lol

  • Saywhatnow?

    Monica can sing, no doubt but at this point I feel she needs something new. Kind of bored with her.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    I found out a couple of days ago he passed. I love my 80’s artists and music.

  • mzwhang90210

    I knew there was a reason that I felt a kinship with your font!!! LOL!
    My birthday is Friday. Aquarians ROCK!!! Yeah!! *Hops up and down kissin myself*

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Awwww Wang I shalt remember to give you hugs and birthday wishes. Yes we do rock lol.

  • mzwhang90210

    Me too. I use to DJ on air when I was in Texas & learned to appreciate music from the 60s on up.
    I really loved “Life In the Fastlane” too.
    Such a loss! :(

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    My mama played thee mess out of music and I did the same so my kids do it now. All genres and years lol. We are here fellow Aquarius!!!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Joseph Fiennes to Play Michael Jackson in British 9/11 Dramedy…….. it will be messier than when Flex did it. I still side eye him.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Gorgeous ! Outfits everything … Love all her looks here?

  • mzwhang90210

    Girllllllll….I wanted to reach thru the screen & slap that jherri curl wig off of Flex.
    I’m sorry but that movie sucked duck balls.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Right. Lol I love their show but I still catch myself wanting to wretch through the screen and slap him.

  • SummerBaby

    My son’s birthday is today & that Aquarius drives me crazy.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Lol awww happy birthday to him.

  • mzwhang90210

    Happy B-day to your son!!!!
    Chile we Aquarians are the original “Truth Seekers”…we are very deep!! You betta ax sumbody.

  • SummerBaby

    Thanks! Him & I clash over everything. ? That young man wears me out. ?

  • SummerBaby

    Thank you!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    You’re welcome

  • Unita Lucinda “Lucy” Freebush

    You know what?… ?

    ?

  • PussyGal0re

    She’s absolutely beautiful!!! So lovely!!! I’ve always thought she should do more modeling. Her body and height, she should be on the catwalk! People sleep on Mo, but she was always stylish and fashion forward, not to mention stunning.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Gorgeous ! Outfits everything … Love all her looks her ?

  • mzwhang90210

    Jabba….when is your trip to Vegas?

  • PussyGal0re

    I, and MANY men, thinks she’s hella sexy. You don’t need saddle hips and a donkey ass to be sexy. I also find her “personality” refreshing for someone in the industry. Guess it’s a matter of opinion. However, you’ve stated this as fact. ?

  • PussyGal0re

    And we all know that Brandy isn’t a “bird”. ??? A few more trees for you.

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Spring I can’t wait lol.

  • 1/8

    If you haven’t seen it, check out the very moving documentary, “The Prep School Negro.”

  • That’s Interesting

    What is it about? Is it on Netflix?

  • That’s Interesting

    She is a stunning woman. I feel she could look better most of the time…like she looks here….but she’s more into being a wife and mother instead of glamorous and I respect that.

  • JennyJazzhands

    I thing Ms. Thang suits Kanye quite nicely, actually.

  • ?E?E?M?A

    Well if music isn’t her priority then why even bother trying to sell records now??! It’s too late!

  • 1/8

    I watched it on TV (WTTW/PBS), but if you Google the title, you might be able to watch it online for free at PBS.

    The documentary tells the story of how a young black man’s life was changed when he was given the opportunity to go to a better school.

    The story also looks at how his opportunity for betterment, impacted his mother and sister.

  • AprilRain

    Why do they do that? ? She didn’t need photoshop…..

  • That’s Interesting

    Okay. Thanks! Will check it out.

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    She favors Miki Howard in that first picture? Monica has always been beautiful. It’s her style of dress that…Too bad she didn’t have a Sonia Norwood in her corner when the time was right. Her endorsements would have been endless. That whole keeping it real, I show very little emotion, I heart rappers thing got in her way as well…Whatever…If only we didn’t have our noses so far up Adeles crack…Did she donate to Flint or is she not obligated? She receives so much praise from us…Anyway, yeah…Anyway, hmph…I saw what MGK said. Hmph. Yeah. Fvck em all…Although,,,recently,,, JessieJ won me over,,,a little…TeeMarie til I die, but I’ll give Jessie’s ol yelling ass credit, I can dig it…A little…I don’t trust em…I remember Anessa casting that Party started video. And what was allegedly said by Pink regarding what the leading man couldn’t be,,,Hmm…Plenty of Black folks would excuse it anyway…It don’t matter. Whatever…Skin folks…Is what it is…Whatever.

  • Fendi

    Brandy is more “hood” refined than “bird,” IMO. Like, she tries to be street, by she can’t pull it off because that’s not who she is.

  • Fendi

    Glad you feel you can represent “many men,” being one man.

    I never stated or implied that a woman needs “saddle hips” or a “donkey” butt to be sexy. Not sure if that was an attempted swipe at me, but if it was, you failed. ?

  • Fendi

    YES! ^5! Glad to know I have a fellow “stay at home” -r on the blog. I’m not about that street life after a certain hour. The game changed and I have not been apprised of the new rules.

  • Fendi

    I had 2 cups of coffee, little to eat and I was busy as a bee. I’m just winding down rn.

  • Fendi

    Lol.

  • Fendi

    Not so much “tea” as it is the caliber of men she was linked to. A deceased drug dealer, a man convicted of murder who may be in jail for life, and add Shannon to that list, who was living with his son’s mother when he and Monica got together. That’s wack. Don’t expect him to be faithful when he was with his child’s mother when he was the co-star in your video, MonTica. IJS.

    Folks will pull that “holier than thou” isht, and do everything the Word says not to do 1 million times.

  • Fendi

    So did I, when I posted pics of fine Black mens (sic) on a previous thread. I was coerced, tho. The ladies on the forum know I know where to seek and find exquisite ? (online only) and they sent me on a treasure hunt.

  • Fendi

    LordT…

  • T3

    Come through Mo!!!!!!

  • Bam Bam Li

    She looks stunning on the cover and last photo ??

  • eljjai

    “Please don’t get me wrong, I will get someone together, quickly. You will not come at me wrong without repercussions.”
    Me and Ms. Thang are right >< here. I am going through some things at work right now. The devil is testing me daily. I'm going to be handing out repercussions of all sorts for a couple of days.

    I have grown a great appreciation for Monica these past cople of years. She's one of the few old school types of celebs left. Keeping it classy and leaving mystery for the fans.

  • Afiya

    The men…….not so much.

  • PussyGal0re

    What did Pink say?

  • JustB

    Love Monica…but the only pic that does her justice is the cover

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Jesse J a beast too … I have all her albums (well 2 of them) second album was not good at all . I wonder is Beyonce providing water to the 3rd world countries that she is extremely popular at (actually I don’t really wonder ) Smh not sure why you expect a foreigner to help us considering our own US Stars huge stars have yet to help smh

  • ChocolateBeauty

    The album is really good and different she tried a new sound with timbaland and the album sold out everywhere when it was released

  • ChocolateBeauty

    Yes she does :)

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Did it ever cross your mind that she has something called a recording contract?? She’s contractually obligated to make and promote albums as outlined in her contract. Her priorities in life is not the label’s concern, they want their money.

  • PettyEyezPrime

    Good morning ??. A white actor (Joseph Fiennes)is playing Michael Jackson in a movie. The Game donated $500,000+ (up to a milli). When black actors can’t get the roles of actual black people ? Watch he win an Oscar for it?

  • Too Many Colors

    The funniest shyt about that rant, the biggest contributors so far for Flint, ironically HAVE been white. An article just yesterday in HuffPost called em out white and black the biggest contributors thus far . Madonna (native Michigan girl), Cher, Jimmy Fallon, and RACIST ass Mark Wahlberg. Puffy and Meek. There are reports too that someone donated a stupid amount of money anonymously to Detroit school system for clean up that they think is….Marshall Mathers.

    Not to “excuse or take up” for anyone, but fukk. Help is HELP. Does it matter what color they are?

    Jesus.

    I’m out

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    Err it’s only Wednesday. Good Mornin’

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    I woke up like, It’s not Friday yet?! ? Morning!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    Morning!

  • Buttercup

    Good morning y’all. Auntie, Tom Joyner was talking about you and the Wendy Williams cease and desist on his show this morning. They think you have some legitimate dirt on Wendy. Perhaps today would be a fine time for a new blind item.

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Oh really?? Come through, Sandra, come through!

  • SpillyNillie

    Murning, can you pass that cup hun?

  • SpillyNillie

    Monica is pretty…

  • harley_quinn2.0

    You don’t say ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I’m over here ……going over these milestone test results for schools … last year test results…. Chile this shyt is unreal how low these scores are … unreal …. this will be J first year testing …. Lawd ….. I knew those scores were low but had no idea how bad they were in the state of GA …. Jesus Christ …. those scores look like all they do is show up … write their name on school work ….. and check out for the remainder of the time … Unreal …

  • YOUR man chose BSweet #ohwell

    You and me boff.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Say that !!!

  • harley_quinn2.0

    These meme’s tho ???

  • Blue

    Hahahaha. Django!

  • Buttercup

    What does her school’s scores look like? 3rd grade scores at Lil Butter’s school were 59-71% proficiency. They still haven’t sent home the individual test scores yet, Chile, if they look awful, we may have to home school him.

  • iWasteTime

    Morning Roses
    Happy Hunch Day
    I done did the butterfly in the car cause of Rhi new song with Bae!

  • Buttercup

    Oh if only I could get my hunch on today! But tomorrow though

  • Afiya

    Good Morning Rose!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    THEN SO BE IT MO!!! STAY GOLD LADY!

  • iWasteTime

    lolol! I luh you!

  • iWasteTime

    Hey there! How you been ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I’m looking at this spreadsheet on the website ….. language arts 49 Proficiency, Math 33% Science 38.9 Social Studies 27.8 Chile sickening ….. I’m too lazy to calculate the range and median of these damn scores ….. shyt is just disgusted me chile

  • Afiya

    Well we won’t have to worry about J’s test scores, we Roses know Momma don’t play that ^5 yous a great parent Jen.

  • Afiya

    Temporarily unemployed, but it came at a good time ;) God is great!

  • Buttercup

    Sadly, those scores are right in line with the state averages. I’m sure Lil J’s will be proficient or exceed in each subject. You have to think of all the kids who have parents who don’t emphasize the importance of education or don’t have the intelligence to help their children are included in Lil J’s school’s average.

  • Too Many Colors

    Sorry to hear that Afiya. Damn you was there a good long time won’t you? God be the glory babes. Hang in.

  • Buttercup

    I love you more!

  • kekeb

    Yes Monica!!!!!! Right amount of class, grace and hood. I luh ha! And she’s a REAL Christian!

  • Buttercup

    He’s preparing you for greateeeeeer. I feel a shaking in my spirit. I feel a beating in my spirit. I feel a pressing in my spirit.

    I gotta stop right there before I have to go in “my closet” at work and have a praise break.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile …. how about I’m going through shyt now with that one …. try ever since they came back from break ….. she been bring home straight F’s….. do you know this past report card she had nothing but A’s and one B….. chile … after the break she has had a substitute teacher because the regular teacher is on maternity leave …. do you know I have been constantly contacting this school about J not receiving homework no way of tracking grades online etc…. since her regular teacher been gone … all hell has broke loose …. this child be lying hiding shyt …talm bout she has no homework … when I try contact the teacher …. they switch to another got damn substitute …. chile last night I met with the principle and assistant principle ….. apparently more parents have seen huge changes in their children’s academic progress ….. That BS yo …. this is not the time to be playing around with 3rd graders getting tested this year ….. I’m so frustrated chile ….. I can’t afford to send her to private … fawk … you talking bout over the mess ….. Chile I can go on and on ….. my child ain’t never bought home these sorry azz grades … and then when ya try to see what the fawk is going on ….. administrators can’t give you a staight answer … her teacher will be back at the end Feb…. they test in April smh

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Hi Afiya! Maybe that door was closed for a reason, but I hope God opens a better door for you soon!

  • Low E. {CIRCA 1908}

    ALL 3! SO RIGHT

  • SummerBaby

    Sorry to hear that. I wish you the best. I’ve been coming across more & more long time employeed folks becoming unemployed. I’m sure something greater is in the works. ??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile see my post above ….. I am truly concerned

  • Buttercup

    Goodness gracious! You’re taking all the proper steps to get things back on track though. With the teacher being on maternity leave, you would think an administrator would be sure to keep a closer eye on things. I know that private school is expensive, but the ones we looked into offer financial aid based on income. It may be worthwhile looking into it.

  • SummerBaby

    New post- Aretha

  • Afiya

    I got caught up in the big shipyard layoff here; should be back by June…I’m enjoying it!!

  • http://Copblock.org aDingoDrankMyBabies

    Bey takes care of Htown. She’s also been very generous to us. I can call Angie direct whenever theres mass incarceration of protestors, allegedly?? I expect the foreign help because we always help them #Pray4Paris We love praising them A vs B,,,Yet, where’s A’s fat ass when the praiser could use the praiseE. We got young men and women out here litterally sacrificing their lives. Fighting for our future generations. Taking a stance against brutality. Then, Dying. Leaving young kids behind. Heart breaking. Whatever though…I didn’t come to fight. I Just needed to vent last night. That was then. Shortly after I cracked open a mutual fund to hand over to a fallen soldiers fam. Yeah, I was emotional. Mostly pissed that a 25 year old spent the last years of his young life, his last days, trying to make the world a better place for ungreatful ass folks. Whatever though. Take care hun??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    The one I want to get her in only accept apps going to the 4th grade … which mean this coming year after her milestone test I should be able to apply in October ….. they offer financial assistance based on income if you’re accepted ….. chile …. I just gotta get her through these few months ….. stressed to the max …. all she wanna damn do is read Nancy Drew and Word search . be lying about having homework smh …. and hunty I have taken everything away from her I can think of … tablet, DS, even her damn tv ugh …. everyday its a damn battle smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You missed the point …. but okay …. I want debate with you on this here Bren …. so how are you this morning cherry nuts ….. I’m over here hot about GA sorry azz school system smh

  • iWasteTime

    If you good with it, I’m happy for you!
    You’ve been missed, now stay in here and shot the chit !

  • Yoni

    I like Monica. I’ve always been a fan.

  • SG

    People sleep on Brandy. Always have.

  • Afiya

    *facepalm* oh my Jen, lil J really don’t want it, she best find her good grades amongst that lazy administration.

  • Afiya

    *facepalm* oh my Jen, lil J really don’t want it, she best find her good grades amongst that lazy administration.

  • Canary Red™

    I got it … check ur email ?

  • Canary Red™

    I got it … check ur email ?

  • SameoleJ

    She ain’t with Rocko no more!! LOL, just pushed ole Shannon (her hubby) right out the way, huhn?!

  • SameoleJ

    She ain’t with Rocko no more!! LOL, just pushed ole Shannon (her hubby) right out the way, huhn?!

  • SameoleJ

    Lettuce pray!! CTHU

  • SameoleJ

    Lettuce pray!! CTHU

  • SameoleJ

    So you divorced chill or are you guys separated? LOL

  • SameoleJ

    So you divorced chill or are you guys separated? LOL

  • SameoleJ

    You need a GAWT in front of it for her!!

  • SameoleJ

    You need a GAWT in front of it for her!!

  • SameoleJ

    Im logging off SR and out of DISISTOOMUCH, cause Imma get in trouble today!! LOL

  • SameoleJ

    Im logging off SR and out of DISISTOOMUCH, cause Imma get in trouble today!! LOL

  • SameoleJ

    Naw, He is Donkey of the Decade!! When you use somebodies words in a song, meant to diss them and the words make you look even dumber……..YEAH, you keep that honor FOR EVA (in my Cardi B voice) CTHU

  • SameoleJ

    Naw, He is Donkey of the Decade!! When you use somebodies words in a song, meant to diss them and the words make you look even dumber……..YEAH, you keep that honor FOR EVA (in my Cardi B voice) CTHU

  • SameoleJ

    I was gonna say it looked like an Alien was being born!! LOL

  • SameoleJ

    I was gonna say it looked like an Alien was being born!! LOL

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fiya …. chile My azz is tied chile …. But hopefully it will get better … I can not wait till her teacher comes back …. she was excellent with feedback daily with J….. good at emailing or calling me when she had any concerns …. posting her grades online every week ….. now it has been a 360 …. chile I’m worried as hell about this …. but since my talk last night with both the principle and assistant principle maybe things will improve smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Fiya …. chile My azz is tied chile …. But hopefully it will get better … I can not wait till her teacher comes back …. she was excellent with feedback daily with J….. good at emailing or calling me when she had any concerns …. posting her grades online every week ….. now it has been a 360 …. chile I’m worried as hell about this …. but since my talk last night with both the principle and assistant principle maybe things will improve smh

  • Ridingfinest

    I love Monica she is actually one of a few artist that has always stayed true to her beliefs. I will support her no matter what.

  • Buttercup

    You’ve got this mama! You already know what you need to do. Let me know if I can help in any way. I know folks always say that, but I truly mean it.

  • ArDnAhC45

    LOL @ Christopher Columbus. They really believe that he discovered the earth. HIS STORY (history)

  • ArDnAhC45

    D@mn, you said “a lower case L.”

  • iyonah

    So beautiful. Love you Mo. i know you read these :) Come to Miami!

  • Mo’nie

    I love this woman. I want you to win Mo..

  • free

    d*mn! that bad huh?

  • iyonah

    Me too. She’s a real one.

  • free

    lemme listen to v-103 and see if they are playing any new singles….

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    That bad smh

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Awww thanks bew <3

  • ShortyDuwop

    Monica is so bomb to me.

  • Afiya

    She gonna do better Jen, don’t be too hard on ’em.

  • Jean Paul Le’vonne

    Gorgeous cover!

  • Liah

    My Chick….Werk it Mo>>>

  • mela.reign77

    I love me some Monica! She’s never changed and has always remained humble. I have so much respect for her and wish her nothing but the best.

  • Fendi

    We were never that close. I prefer heat to chill. Lol

  • Fendi

    Thank you!

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    I have always liked her. Her and Brandy have always had albums I could listen to 90% of