Jamie Foster Brown of Sister 2 Sister magazine caught up with Monica for a Q&A and asked the singer what she’s looking for in a man. “The one thing that I need more than anything else is for him to be strong,” she said. “When I say strong, I mean that in a lot of different ways. I think a weak mind falls prey to everything you can imagine. That’s temptation with other women, that’s not being able to provide for his family, that’s not respecting the most important person in my life next to God, which is my mother. There are a lot of things that I require and people may not realize I had them in the few relationships that I’ve been in. Other things, you know, didn’t take place the way I wanted them to, but those are still the things that are highest on my list. Kandi said she’s going to work it out. She says she’s going to meet who’s probably going to be best for me, so we’ll see.” An excerpt from the interview at s2smagazine.com has since been removed.
Monica phoned into the Tom Joyner Morning Show on Thursday (August 12) to preview her appearance at the MGM Studio at Disneyworld in Orlando on Labor Day weekend. They then moved on to ‘After The Storm’, where she explained the title and experiencing the worst in life. Audio at reachm.wmod.llnwd.net has since been removed.
Jawn’s Hotter Than July series continues with his recap of Charlie Mack’s Celebrity Weekend in Philadelphia. Plus, there’s news on Monica, Sisqo, Ron Artest, KeKe Wyatt, Raphael Saadiq, Damon Dash and LeToya Luckett in this week’s Juice. Also, Jawn answers the question regarding Omarion, O’Ryan and Marques Houston being brothers. All of these stories and so much more in this week’s column! Check it out here.
Look out Whitney! Move over Madonna! E! True Hollywood Story takes a look at up-and coming ‘Young Divas’. The 2-hour special, which airs July 18th, follows todays newest divas on there rocky road to stardom. The special features RnB divas Brandy, Monica, Ashanti, Tamyra Gray, Patti Labelle – music exec.’s Clive Davis and Randy Jackson – along with several young pop sensations.
R&B acts on television this week include Monica, who appears on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday; Ashanti, who appears on MTV’s ‘Total Request Live’ on Monday and ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Tuesday; and Brandy, who appears on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Tuesday, ‘On Air with Ryan Seacrest’ on Wednesday, and ‘Today’ on Friday.
R&B acts on television this week include ‘American Idol’ finalist Tamyra Gray, who performs on ‘On Air with Rayan Seacrest’ on Tuesday and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday; Monica, who appears on ‘The Sharon Osbourne Show’ on Tuesday; and on Thursday’s ‘On Air’ and ‘The Tonight Show’, the newest American Idol winner will be on — which will be either Fantasia Barrino or Diana DeGarmo.
Monica performed at the Bebe fashion show and party presented by InStyle magazine on Thursday (April 29) at Bliss on La Cienega in West Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.