“Monica

Monica Brown celebrated her birthday on Wednesday by posting a boudoir photo on her Instagram page. Monica, who turned 38, also posted an intimate photo with her husband, Shannon Brown.

In the photo, Shannon turns his back to the camera to show off his massive tattoo that reads: “God is My Judge”.

Monica posted the image in response to rumors that she and Shannon are living separate lives.

The photos, taken by Atlanta celebrity photographer Derek Blanks, capture Mo’s glamour and femininity as she poses in a corset bustier.

Monica captioned the image:

“October 24th 1980 was the beginning of my journey.. I live without regret. Unashamed of my mistakes with the knowing that there were blessings in the lessons! I will stay in his will, love my Children & Family while sharing the gift that saved my life!”

Monica stars in T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle with her bestie Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 42, and rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris, 39. The series debut on Monday garnered 1.3 million viewers and a Nielsen rating of 0.6.
 

  • Yoni7

    Happy New Year, Monica!

  • shelly

    She tries to hard to portray a certain image of herself.

  • Marlika

    I’m sick of this thirsty no class having hood rat. Go sit down somewhere and keep ya husband happy so he don’t cheat on you again!! ???

  • Coy little wink

    I’d like to see more of the kimono…

  • No Love Lost

    She looks beautiful! I love Monica!

  • Mz_Opinionated

    I like Monica…always have. I don’t understand the dislike for her all of a sudden. What has she done? Nothing but live her best life and try and raise her family…I don’t know…whateves…she looks good!

  • dontgetblocked

    I think a nice family picture would have been better.

  • Jesse

    ?Yes Monica!!! So gorgeous!

  • Rere

    I like Monica, she don’t bother nobody.

  • Trace da Ace

    Happy B-day Monica!!! I have always loved me some Monica….cute pic!

  • Alextra Ballard

    I’d like to see more of that man,as long as it’s not her husbin…Dam his legs greasy…. Anywayz Happy Birthday Ms. Monica

  • Goddess™®?©?

    ????

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    Happy Bday Pretty Lady!! What yall mad at Mo for? She owe yall money or something?

  • Yoni7

    Since this is an open post…..
    LOL @all the YT folks who JUST NOW up on game about Cheerios containing RoundUp weed killer. #beenknowing

  • Yui

    Hmmm in the last pic with Shannon they shoulda had his knees down.

    Overall, I know many people younger than her who don’t even look so youthful. Go Monica and happy birthday fellow Scorpio.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Do not like the outfit.
    Looks uncomfortable.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    His back tattoo.
    God is my judge. Same meaning as Only God can judge me:
    those are people who are always in sin & have the nerve to want no one to say anything about it.

  • Lady_Elle

    Happy Birthday Monica!

  • Renee26

    Digging the pics… Happy Birthday Mo!!

  • City girl

    Beautiful & classy. I absolutely love Monica. Stays out of trouble, and doesn’t bother anyone.

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    Seems tiresome.

  • millz

    Happy Birthday Mo

    Open Post:
    I was listening to the old brandy album and when the boy is mine came on I realized how old that song is… Brandy’s career took off and Monica was stuck in Atlanta… she had some of the worst relationships… the dude that killed him self in front of her, c murder ????… and rocko… then she meets and marries Shannon ? her constant instagram post and gaudy designer clothes… being caught up in the Alana (Atlanta) scene is too much for anyone. I still remember hearing her on the radio for the first time ?just one of those days ? I know she getting nice residual money because every time I’m in Publix I hear it lol ?

  • Renee26

    I’m more disturbed by the bleeding eyes with $$ as tears ?

  • MrsSpice1

    OoOkkk that last pic was soooo unnecessary ???!!! strange and weird! Like why???? But anywho happy bday Scorpio sis! I would never trust a man i can make take a pic like that ..i guess thats their way in showin off their love for each other And God!! Umm he looks like a stud posed like that ..and shes coming out lol ?!! Ijs!

  • Judge Mental Will

    Sandra didn’t you start the rumor that they was living separate lives? lol Or your sources? I believe it’s true. But love Mo, she’s a legend. Could’ve sworn she was 39 or 40 like me Brandy, Usher and Aaliyah(R.I.P.) Because I know they graduated ’97 like me. Aaliyah performed at our gradweek in Disney World and sad it was her last year aswell.

  • Renee26

    ??? I had no idea but don’t cereal anymore… But still

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    I hate big tattoos….most would look so much better smaller. Looks like he went in and asked for the biggest set of eyes possible.

  • Yoni7

    Lucky Charms as well.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    I will always love monica but she is such a hoodrat! Ugh. Girl.

  • Renee26

    They’re shea buttered up ?

  • Renee26

    Well damnnn

  • Victorious82

    The tat looks a tad askew. Maybe it’s just me lol. Monica looks great. Wonder if she’s got some new music coming out. She’s well out of her prime to be a fashion model.

  • KcoolMuziq

    “I know she getting nice residual money because every time I’m in Publix I hear it”

    U can’t get residuals from something U didn’t write. Only the writer and owner of the music publishing collects.

  • SumthinSweeter

    good post! I was in my freshman year of college when Monica came through and she had that voice day 1. Before You Walk Out of My Life is my fav from her. But I guess Brandi was more marketable and had her mom behind her pushing her through.

  • Renee26

    My favorite album of hers is Still Standing

  • City girl

    Monica wasn’t stuck anywhere, and was doing her thing regardless. Music wise, Billboard has Monica at #30 on the 100 Top female artist of all time, while Brandy came in at 45. Also, Monica came in at #22 on Billboard’s top 50 R&B artist, while Brandy came in at #45.

    More hits, more #1’s, records set, records broken, had a #1 album (Something Brandy doesn’t have). Was with the same label since she was 12, and just recently went independent. While Brandy has been DROPPED by 5 labels, the last calling her a hasbeen.

    That being said, Monica according to Billboard, had the better music career. All in all, she’s living her best life.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Miss Thang! Happy birthday Queen. You are still the sassiest 14 yo I ever seen/heard. Never forget riding down the street and Like This and Like That came on and then the announcer was like new song from new to the scene singer …Monica. Big voice and she is just is 14 yall. You were the soundtrack to a lot of my life lady. Blessings.

  • RealATLPeach36

    Monica is 40 I’m 97 too, and I just turned 40…I need her to say she’s 38 and expect us to believe it…

  • iWasteTime

    She’s beautiful! Always has been.
    She put my church crush in her first video … ahh Brandon

  • FukkFolks2018

    She is listed as a writer on that song

  • laidbackgal4real

    She’s so flawless ?

  • Renee26

    Monica is beautiful and her kids are cuties

  • itsjismemelly

    love her

  • Renee26

    Went to her page… Lordt Chris Tucker can get it… IJS

  • FukkFolks2018

    *Goes to see what Brandy spaced apart eyed self is doing currently. Reality TV aint for everyone but Mo is getting more than a residual check. She is getting one with VH1 on it*

  • TMW

    Mine too. Just listened to it the other day. Now “Code Red” on the other hand…I was waiting on the follow up to Still Standing, and I couldn’t tell you a song that’s on it.

  • Renee26

    Oh my….

  • KcoolMuziq

    NO she’s not! Monica DID NOT write Don’t Take It Personal (Just One of Dem Days).
    I know ALL about music and publishing.

  • TMW

    And then then”The love of money is the root of all evil”. Talk about a mixed up, mashed up mess…

  • Jay Blossom

    I went to her concert by myself; I had not been out in a while, I had enough for one drink; Monica voice threw my last buzz away.

  • Dasright

    In a bad way? Lol

  • the guest

    Beautiful photos.

    Monica is one of those people that are
    so beyond beautiful they look like dolls.

    Shannon’s hair is on fleek. Stunning.

    Happy Birthday Mrs. Monica!

  • KcoolMuziq

    Brandy has currently been added as a regular on the hit tv show “Star”.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    HBD Monica! She looks beautiful but I have a question… Why didn’t she change her facial expression? Same expression in both pics.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Yes, I like the style of his braids, too.

  • MsChocolate

    Question. When do we add Ms to a woman’s name? Is it at a certain age or out of respect?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Well good for Chardonnay Pitts

  • Alextra Ballard

    I guess that’s her sexy look

  • FukkFolks2018

    If Monica is lying about her age she been lying a long time. She was 22 almost 23 in this article in 2003. 15 years ago. IDK. Its possible *shrug*

    https://people.com/archive/life-after-death-vol-60-no-2/

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    right what does that mean?

  • Coy little wink

    Why…is it a preservative????

  • ohdearme

    This pic looks highly personal UNLESS she’s sending a message to someone, does her man cheat? Because this looks like a message to a sidekick that you’re supposedly ignoring but telling to fall back at the same time.

  • Faithz

    Yes shes Beautiful!!!

  • Jay Blossom

    NO, In surprise> she got them vocals. I’m thinking I’m singing with Chante then when monica came from saying “real recognize real” after that she start singing the wind from her knocked me back. LOL

  • Alextra Ballard

    I’ve always love Chris T…I agree with yew

  • Faithz

    Happy Birthday Monica, Enjoy!!!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkOTimhMwSs

  • Jay Blossom

    I lost my little high, I was shocked. I’m feeling myself over singing to chante voice and monica put me in my place.

  • the guest

    I just add Ms. or Mrs. as a sign of respect. My husband and I don’t permit our children to call adults by their first name without Mr. or Ms. I wrote Mrs. Monica because she’s in this article with her husband. All love intended.

  • SemajBeyPhilly

    Women lie about their age after awhile & I don’t understand why. Especially women in the industry. I rarely hear it from men.

  • FukkFolks2018

    You can know what the hayle you know. She is listed as a songwriter on that song as are a lot of folks. I have the actual Miss Thang CD. I will upload the credits to your silly ays when I get to the house on this evening, bc you irk the absolute piss outta me.

  • MsChocolate

    Cool. I use it more out of respect also. And if a woman is older than my mom.

  • Alextra Ballard

    He’s notorious for cheating.

  • Blak

    As a mom of smalk kids, why are you posting intimate photos of yourself online?

  • KcoolMuziq

    I’ll do it for U.

    It was written by producer Dallas Austin, Willie James Baker, Derek Simmons, Carlton Ridenhour, Quincy Jones III, Abrim Tilmon, Hank Shocklee, Eric Sadler and LL Cool J.

  • ohdearme

    Okay thanks, my eyes and intuition are on point then! lol

  • Yoni7

    It’s FDA approved is what it is. #government #theykillingusthroughfoodanddrank

  • the guest

    I was trying to be polite on her birthday. He cheats. Another reason I referred to her as Mrs. Monica to affirm her wifedom and their marriage. I hate that he cheats on her. It must really mess with her mind to be stunning, successful, the breadwinner, a supermom, and still he…

  • Alextra Ballard

    I don’t the pix are in bad taste…I have seen worss

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOO

  • Soda

    In Monica’s case, the sidekick would be called a Sideline Ho, from her 2006 album, The Makings of Me.

  • FukkFolks2018
  • FukkFolks2018

    Girl. Like dont do that sh&^ to me. “I know ALL about music and publishing.” Know it then. But know this. You dont know what in the heck the next person knows or dont know. Done pissed me on this fine Wed.

  • iWasteTime

    Nope. The so so smart never took the time to consider that Monica, nor her 90’s RnB counterparts, didn’t go to traditional HS. They had tutors and when they completed the curriculum to graduate HS they graduated.

  • Bass

    Yeah Mo was born in 1980. So that definitely makes her 38.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Mo graduated with all A’s too I recall reading.

  • Soda
  • Jay Blossom

    I can’t……LOL

  • Bass

    With a 4.0 GPA as well.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    I’m 41 and I remember when she came out, she was a few years younger than me. I don’t think she’s lying about her age.

  • Guest

    LOL!

  • FukkFolks2018

    I aint home yet to pull that Miss Thang CD cover. But someone put that little girl name in the right place. As a writer. She is also credited on the remix.

  • Bass

    No Monica is the youngest out of the 4. She was born in 1980, and came out in 95 at 14. Later that yr turning 15.

  • Soda

    This just reminded me, since we were talking about shows we watch, anybody watch the new Dynasty?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Im same age. That recollection below of me hearing her on radio? I was driving. Bc I was 18. Summer of 1995. I had just turned 18, and she was 14 almost 15 if her bday is in Oct.

  • FukkFolks2018

    They re-did DYNASTY? Why????

  • Rainbowbelow

    I tried to watch that show, it was terrible.

  • Marlika

    We iz the same age!! I turned 18 that summer as well!!?

  • Jay Blossom

    Brandy is supporting a gospel group who’s a young family called “the walls group” Check them out; they will not disappoint.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond
  • Soda

    Yes, and it’s good if you like over the top drama! Fallon is my favorite. And there are some Black Carringtons!

  • Soda

    Lol! It horribly good!

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    You are CORRECT. I was out of HS already when she and Brandy came out. They were both younger than us by a few years.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Fallon actually ended up being a popular 80s name bc of that show lmao. I ended up wit ha baby cuz named Fallon. I will watch it. they were over the top on original so I can imagine the remake lol

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_
  • Yoni7

    I KNOW you’re pissed off because it’s Thursday. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Done got yo days turned upside down and errything! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Come sit, Sis. LMAO

  • FukkFolks2018

    Its not much about the summer of 1995 that I forget. I became a mama. Graduated HS. And went to college all that same summer lol. That album Miss Thang was in heavy rotation whole time. Was a banger by 1995 standards. Heck even NOW.

  • Rainbowbelow

    ?? i thought I would like it because I like shows like Melrose Place.

  • Yoni7

    95 was a very good year!
    I became a mama, graduated early (in January) and started college as well.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I done turned into YOU. You be texting us like Good Monday morning. Lets make it a great WEEK. I be like Yoni it is Tuesday sis. *wails*

  • Applebootay

    I gots nothing…

  • Solstice

    I’m high school class 97 also ? Bday next month. When is yours? ?

  • Yoni7

    BUT WAIT….WHHYYYY ALL HIS POST ARE DELETED????!!!!! POOF! VAMOOSE!!!!!!!!!! LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Solstice

    Yay!! I’m high school class 97 too.

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO I ain’t did THAT in a while. But I do KEEP a day mixed the entire FUGG up! LMAOOOO

  • Yoni7

    No Happy Birthday, or nothin’? Why fo’ come not? LOL

  • FukkFolks2018

    I can still see em til I hit refresh. Big dummy. They been posting here long enough to know if I read something ONE TIME I will recollect it forever. I seen-t Mo wrote that song back when I purchased that CD in 1995. FOMF!

  • Solstice

    Joan Collins! Come thru Dynasty!! ???

  • FukkFolks2018

    YEP!

  • Yoni7

    I came back with my kettle corn (sprinkled with ranch and hot sauce powder – sweet, savory and spicy) to settle down and watch this go down. LMAOOOOOO

  • Trace da Ace

    LMBAO!!!!! I canna!!

  • Karen Brady

    I digs the first pic.

  • Trace da Ace

    what the sam hell??? Chardonnay Pitts??? lmao!!!!

  • Faithz

    That’s really Cool!!

  • Renee26

    Maybe 39… I graduated in 97 too when I was 17yrs old

  • Faithz

    Got nothing but respect for Monica.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ahpn-lBtpL0

  • RICHIE_RICH

    HBD Mo ???

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Sis, who are you arguing with I can’t se because the comment has been deleted ?

  • Applebootay

    Gurl, its about time I do another UNPLUG month. When it gets to a point where your intelligence is insulted, like its not even entertainment at this point…I need to evaluate why I need to be entertained at this level….like something aint right…I’m only 3 post in and I’m getting mad AF!

  • FukkFolks2018

    The one who in the music industry supposedly allegedly @KcOoLhOlLyWoOd:disqus. Gonna all caps me: “I KNOW ALL ABOUT SONGWRITING AND CREDITS. MONICA DOES NOT HAVE CREDIT ON DONT TAKE IT PERSONAL.”

    Ummm yes she did.

  • Yoni7

    I feel you. Told my daughter to UNPLUG just TODAY! It’s that time.

  • Renee26

    Ion know any on Code Red either smh

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Chile I shoulda known it was him he knows all things music ?

  • Coy little wink

    For consumption? I’m lost…doesn’t it cause skin cancer

  • TRUTHbeabsolute

    That thing she has on looks painful….OUCH!

  • TMW

    Wait, James Todd Smith as in “LL Cool J”? Who knew!!!

  • TMW

    I always thought KCM was a guy. Don’t know why…

  • MythCalledLove

    Aren’t women allowed the 5 pt rule?.. lol Most celebs hv been told to lie about their age…

  • MythCalledLove

    Same as my mom. Even now I’m out the house & grown. She will give me that look if I don’t say Ms. I’m grown ma! “Not when you walk thru that front door” & as long as I’m breathing. When I’m gone I don’t give a damn what you say.. lol

  • Yoni7

    Yes. The FDA approves a LOT of not for consumption foods for consumption. Do you know how many roach legs, wings and fly bodies are “allowed” in your foods that the FDA approves. It’s astonishing. Yes, it causes cancer. A groundskeeper (Dewayne Johnson) just won a settlement because he used it and now has cancer. It’s sad.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    I think thats the “O” face…

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Ok Monica looking beautiful… and I love her accessory oops I meant “husband”…

  • OvertheMississippi

    I became a Mommy, move to Cleveland, OH, and graduated college in 1995.

  • Solstice

    ????? I can’t stand you!! Even though you’re one of my faves???? lmao

  • pure_rachet

    So we supposed to post boudoir pics on our bdays now? What a narcissist.

  • bemetoo

    look I loooooveeeee me some Monica I do I do…but though she is pretty she doesn’t have that wam bam thank u mam look..look at her eyes they are empty not there but darkness..no passion no effort no smize nothing…

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Happy Birthday Beautiful!

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    aww Solstice don’t do me like that lollll ily !

  • TMW

    OT: Anyone have any theories about the two women who washed up in the Hudson River duct taped together? My first thought was a suicide pact.

    https://people.com/crime/hudson-river-bodies-sketches-released-women/

  • Solstice

    ???

  • IamAllnatural

    Happy birthday Monica. Shoutout to all the Scorpios!??

  • Jay Blossom

    Happy Birthday to Ciara too. (me)Leo + Scorpios….I got some stuUUUries (stories) LOL

  • IamAllnatural

    Please tell, my boo is a Leo too.?

  • Judge Mental Will

    Sept 21, 1978 lol

  • Judge Mental Will

    wow thanks didnt know

  • Jay Blossom

    Well, we leo’s are loyal. Some people don’t care for the ride or d!e motto. Everything I’ve been linked to were from Scorpios. They give me life (men or women) I much obliged by returning the favor 3x. Well, My best friend from the midwest was a scorpio (female) and my husband who she called “my best friend in the whole wide world” would go at each others throat. LOL He didn’t like for me to go out with her (back in the good days) to Emerald city, etc. She had a corvette, the first cell phone, the first everything and she knew ballers but he didn’t care for her cause she was linked to alot of well-off character of people who was well-known as of today. Just believe in your boo…lend a ear. He will appreciate your patience and just keep giving the love like ya’ll do. I hope that help a little.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No, I didn’t the rumor. I simply reported the rumor.

  • Missy

    Well, we leo’s are loyal.

    ????????

  • Jay Blossom

    Yeah, they both was scorpios. So, I had to work with them question me about the other. Then my one aunt and two cousins too. So, I’ve been busy at one point. I’ve learned a lot and that gift is to be shared.

  • Solstice

    Happy belated!! Next month for me!!

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Monica needs to put all this attention seeking energy into making music.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Shannon always gives me that slow look.

  • http://flcrime.com/ FLCrime

    I’m watching that story… sad situation. I think its definitely homicide though

  • Malcom Flex

    I find that when middle aged chicks pose like this their man is stepping out and they’re not being ‘taken care of’ at home.

  • Maat Morris

    Monica been in the industry to long to still not know who she is or where she came from , all the Entertainers are sellouts I have zero respect for any of them , they all are nothing but distractions for the Elite , the took a oath to dumbdown and do mind control on the Masses , I am so s ick of All these gatekeepers , our people settle for anything . Love and Light

  • Jethro

    Let’s see Monica’s “back.”

  • Jussjess25

    ????

  • Jussjess25

    Facts!

  • roy

    She could have kept these Sears studio pictures to herself.

  • leapyearpisces

    I did not know that!!! Satisfied With You is an oldie, but still one of my faves…if I never get that house…that car…or be a superstar….love it!

  • leapyearpisces

    I wish I could know who you fussing out, but WHOEVER it is, I have them blocked. So that could be a few. LOL.

  • esh

    monica has always been “beautiful” and never had to do things like this. also, at least cover the tat because it doesn’t fit in with the elegance she trying to put out there. she could have accomplished “elegance” or whatever look she’s going for fully dressed.

  • Ko Love

    Happy Birthday Monicia. Beautiful inside and out. A very humbled person and never changed one bit, only to better herself. ??

  • T Willis

    Preach

  • Kenya Moore’s Crown

    How is 38 middle age? You know you won’t stay 12 forever right kiddo?

  • ThisIsWhat43LooksLike

    Did her husband approve that tattoo?????? It’s lopsided and uneven. It’s looks like a kitchen tat!! He has money, he should get that ish fixed. Any whooo happy bday Mo!

  • Kenya Moore’s Crown

    Dámn I just don’t know how they mentally deal with it. Tiny, Toya, Monica, Kandi etc all have men who step out onothem like it’s 9-5 job. I imagine it, I can’t even see myself sitting there thinking my man in one place and he’s actually inside another woman. That would tear me apart I couldn’t even be around a person like that. That’s strength boy!

  • Kenya Moore’s Crown

    I call women older than me ms. Claire, Sandy etc same with the men. I’ll say Mr. John etc. I think it’s the southern Belle in me but usually it’s out of respect.

  • Judge Mental Will

    Party like Its 1999 ??

  • Judge Mental Will

    Nothing wrong with that ? love you doll!

  • ALLMINE?

    I remember I was like 8. I thought she was from NY too.. first tape I ever owned

  • ALLMINE?

    She gotta take that short blonde wig off in her ig pictures tho. Happy birthday ?

  • Erin

    When article said they were wearing leggings and fur trimmed boots I started singing that song “shawty had them apple bottom jeans (jeans) boots wit the fur (fur)”

  • HalleMerry

    Is this you,Monica?? Happy Birthday Girl!

  • City girl

    Lol girl stop.

  • City girl

    Lol girl stop.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    It was a suicide pact. Middle eastern women refusing to return to Saudi Arabia. Something else America doesn’t need to import (mentally unstable middle eastern women…it’s enough mentally unstable females born and bred in the US of A). But at least it wasn’t suicide bombers..

  • TMW

    Yes, I saw that. Read the follow up stories, but thanks for the update.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    It was a suicide pact. Middle eastern women refusing to return to Saudi Arabia. Something else America doesn’t need to import. But at least it wasn’t suicide bombers..