R&B Singer Monica Explains Why She Turned Down ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’

October 25, 2017 11:22 AM

Elliah Dash-Stell

Feature Writer

Real Housewives of Atlanta has gone through quite a few cast changes over the years. In fact, it allegedly was even turned down by Amiyah Scott and Keshia Knight Pulliam way back when. No idea whether there was any truth to those rumors, but Monica was a definite NO.

It was once suggested by Andy Cohen that Monica join the reality show. In theory, that would have been GREAT. Just wonderful really.

In an interview with People.com, she opened up and explained why she never even thought about possibly holding a peach, "I would only join a show that I could also be executive producer of because what my children see me do is important to me. I would only be on a show where I could see everything before it airs and be a full participant in what it means.” 


What happens in our lives doesn’t determine the outcome, how we react to what happens does!!! 

She continued by explaining, “And my goal, if I ever were to do a television show, would be to help girls like myself or people from the communities that are similar to the world that I’m from." 

Good for her!

Oh and even her upcoming national tour with Xscape this winter can’t keep her away from home. The same reunion tour that Nene Leakes was booted off of after her rape joke drama.



“Me being away from my children too long is non-negotiable,” she told People, as she watched her son’s basketball practice.



“It’s not an option, and anytime I work, I make that clear up front.”

Speaking of the songstress, she is reportedly pregnant right now! If she is, this will be her fourth child and her second with husband Shannon Brown (she gave birth to their daughter Laiyah in 2013). Monica has two children from her relationship with rapper Rodney "Rocko" Hill; son Rodney Ramone Hill III and son Romelo Montez Hill.

Interestingly enough, the couple had been bombarded with mutterings about cheating. She shut that down though and it was oh so glorious!

@__shannon__brown__ took his fishing to new levels.. He caught several large 🐠 fish .. one being the White Fish which they say is rare!!! He was down to give me some needed assistance first 😉

Anyway, we are really happy for her. She clearly adores being a mother and she seems to enjoy time with her super cute kids. Not the kind of drama-monger who tends to thrive in front of the reality show cameras, you know?

Here’s how we really act 😝 LOL... Live, Laugh & Love as much as you can. The hardened heart misses the true joys of life❤️ #ISaidCrazyFaces #ThisIsWhatIGot #DontStealThisPicAndJustPlayLikeWeCantTakePics #LookingAndActingCrazyCauseItsFUN #WeAlwaysHaveFun LOL @rockohill @laiyahshannon @romelohill ❤️

Happy belated birthday to Monica as well! She’s ever the inspiration, isn’t she?

37........ 🎉💜🎉 #Grateful #Thankful #Discerning #Learning #Preparing #Caring #Focused #Dedicated & #Determined To being the best me for my Family ..... 37.....

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