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Isn’t this the most adorable mother-daughter preciousness you’ve seen in a long time?
Well you should thank Monica for it because she’s the proud mother behind this photo. Taking to Instagram, the singer uploaded her very first pic with her baby girl, writing:
Of course this isn’t the first time we’ve seen little Laiyah Brown. On September 3, the day she was born, proud papa Shannon Brown posted a pic of him with his baby girl, saying: I THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!! And not too long after that, Monica’s girl Tiny, posted her own Instagram pic with the little cutie who happens to be her god-daughter.
Laiyah is Monica and Shannon’s first child together and Monica’s third. She has two boys with rapper Rocco and they seem to be doing a great job as big brothers. In another pic of Monica’s she showed her sons, Rocko and Romelo, with Laiyah and wrote: “Everyday I wake up I feel inspired, encouraged & motivated to be the best person I can be because of these three. My heart beats for My Children.. #RockoLaiyahRomelo #OutsideEnjoyingNature”
Looks like all is well in the Brown household. Congrats again!
Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris just released a picture of her god-daughter, Laiyah, who happens to be the baby girl of singer Monica and NBA player Shannon Brown. When Laiyah was born, Brown tweeted:
I THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!! http://t.co/75mbNQ7bh9
— Shannon Brown (@ShannonBrown) September 6, 2013
Mommy Monica hasn’t tweeted or uploaded any pictures of Laiyah but we are sure she is adjusting to being a mother of three now!
Congratulations to Monica and Shannon, again! We’re excited to see more pictures of Laiyah!
It’s a girl!
OK we already knew that from the pink pony theme at Monica’s baby shower a couple of weeks ago. The real news is the baby girl is here!
Vanessa Bryant broke the news on Instagram late last night with the message below.
Proud father Shannon Brown also shared the news on his own Instagram page with the adorable photo below, saying: I THANK GOD for her!!! JOY has been restored in my LIFE!!!
So far, Monica hasn’t tweeted or Instgramed any details yet, but we imagine she’s busy adjusting to life as a mother of three now, with her other two boys Rocko and Romelo.
Congrats to the couple! We can’t wait to see this cutie’s face.
If what we’re hearing is true, Monica might be a really excited woman!
We know that when women are pregnant, one of the things they wish for the most is a healthy baby. But when you’ve got a house full of boys like singer Monica, it would be nice if your next bundle of joy could be a little girl.
Luckily for her, that looks to be the case! Sandra Rose is reporting that sources have told her that Monica and husband Shannon Brown are expecting the first little this fall. Monica has two sons from a previous relationship and Shannon has a son from his previous relationship. This little lady will sure be surrounded by a lot of security guards (better known as her brothers and her dad)!
Rose also revealed that Baby Brown’s name will be Laiyah and the couple will be having a baby shower later this month.
Looks like one of Monica and Shannon’s friends just couldn’t keep their mouths closed! But we know all of Monica’s fans are excited because ever since we found out the Browns were expecting, the constant sentiment was, “Congrats, I hope she has a girl this time!”
How exciting for the entire family!
So now it makes sense why Future and Ciara have been out here talking about ‘He’s my King’ and getting each other’s initials tattooed on their hands. The 29-year-old rapper and singer, also known orginally as Nayvadius, says that the Queen of the Matrix, aka, the Queen of Crunk and B, is THE one. Not just any chick he’s messing with at the moment, but the girl he’s ready to be married to and have kids with. At least, that’s what he told Angie Martinez on Hot 97 late last night, and he seemed serious (or at least his voice did…). Here’s what he said during their interview about coming across the singer seven years ago while hanging with rapper Rocko and knowing that she was going to be his girl, even though he wasn’t a fan of her music:
Future: “It wasn’t like I met her and everything stopped…It’s crazy, me and my brother Rocko we was riding. It had to be like seven years ago…and she was shooting a video on the curb. I was like, ‘Dang, she look good. I’ma have her one day.’
He was like ‘Man, stop and say something to her.’ I said ‘Naw I ain’t gonna say nothing to her, but I’ma be with her one day.’ That was seven years ago and I was saying that and it ended up happening. But I never met her, never listened to any of her songs, never read up on her, it wasn’t, I’m not one of those guys–”
Martinez: “You weren’t a stalker?”
Future: “I’m not a stalker. I was caught up in my world, my life, and it ended up happening. But words are powerful. She’ll tell you the same story just like that. It wasn’t no pressure, no pressing her because he (Rocko) was with Monica at the time and they had a relationship where they knew her. She would be around them. He knew her so I could have met her. But then I was like, ‘Naw I’m good.’ He was like, ‘You sure you don’t wanna meet her?’ I was like, ‘Naw, but I’ma be with her one day.’”
Martinez: “Is this it? Are you going to be married with children? Is this it?”
Future: “Aye, it’s it. This it. I don’t get into nothing to get out.”
Martinez: “Have you set a date?”
Future: “Nope, we haven’t set a date.”
Martinez: “But this is the one?”
Future: “This the one.”
Martinez: “Did you know right away?”
Future: “Yep! Like I said, I said it before…seven years ago, so for it to come around and happen, it was just meant to be.”
We know that Ciara is somewhere cheesing it up about what he’s told Martinez, but we’ll have to wait and see what the future holds for the couple. They’re definitely cute! And who doesn’t love a man professing his love for his lady? See his full interview with Martinez on the next page!
Do you see these two walking down the aisle?
At the beginning of the new Millennium, not many people knew who the hell Kanye West was. Though he had been concocting cold beats for folks since the mid ’90s, his hopes and dreams of becoming a major producer in hip-hop and even having the chance to rap didn’t happen overnight. But fast forward to 2013, and he’s one of the biggest artists in the world. Sure, he’s a complete arse at times, but everybody has a Kanye song, or a Kanye-produced song that their iPod can’t live without (just think of the joy you felt when you discovered Bey’s “Party” for the first time…he’s a genius!), and many of the samples he’s used over the years helped bring major musicians and songs from the past back into the forefront. While you know most of his contributions to music, here are a few bangers that you might not have realized he was behind (unless you are a major hip-hop head or stan).
While we’ve shown off different celebrities showcasing their abs and taut frames for the camera for swimsuit season, we thought we’d share this very cute photo of singer Monica showing off her own summertime preggers body and adorable ruffled one-piece as she enjoys the sun with child. The singer, who is married to Phoenix Sun baller Shannon Brown, is about six months pregnant with her third child, but her first with Brown (his second, and they both have all boys). Looking very pregnant but very cute, she posed in her swimsuit in the pool and smiled super wide for the camera. Monica captioned the photo saying, “#WeAlmostThere #IMustSwimBeforeSummerEnds LOL, not gonna give up!! Baby B & I will be at it again tomorrow!!”
For Father’s Day this past Sunday, Monica sent a message out to her husband via Instagram where she thanked him for being a nurturing and supportive partner, as well as father to her children (and child on the way):
“Happy Fathers Day to my amazing husband @shannonbrown26 U love, nurture, support & stand by me. As we await the arrival of our child I thank u for the nights that you’ve held me, rubbed my aching back, been a listening ear, made dr’s visits and comforted me.. Our child is blessed to have a Father like U, Happy Father’s Day”
So happy for the singer and her handsome hubby. Doesn’t she look great!?
“I’m Not Stepping In No Courthouse”: Monica Talks About Her Blended Family And Handling Child Support With Rocko Outside Of Court
In a recent episode of Jermaine Durpi’s web series Living The Life (where he chops it up with different celebrities), he sat in the studio with the very pregnant singer Monica. Aside from trying to lay down tracks, they had a conversation about how she makes her family life work (two sons from a past relationship with rapper Rocko, and now a marriage with baller Shannon Brown, who has a son of his own), why she likes being needed as a wife, and why when it comes to the father of her oldest two children, she doesn’t feel the need to get the courts involved in any child-support issues, since he’s not the type of man to not provide for his kids. Here are the tidbits that had us talking:
Her feelings on Jermaine Dupri saying she’s the perfect woman and “baby momma” a guy needs…
“I don’t think I like the term baby momma. Let’s be clear, I have two sons. I had an 11-year relationship with two sons that came from that. I am now married with another child on the way. So I don’t really know where the baby momma term fits.”
How she maintains a healthy co-parent relationship with Rocko, and why she doesn’t get the courts involved in matters of their children:
“People always ask me, how do you make a blended family work? It is what you make it. First order of business is, as parents, we have to respect one another. I don’t believe in the court system, I’m not stepping in no courthouse. I’m not calling no people. Let me explain. This is my thing. I’m sure every situation may require something different, but I feel, for me, I feel like a real man would be man enough to assess the needs of his child and make sure that it happens. I don’t need to call you, and I don’t need to call the people for you. So, since I feel that way, I’ve never had any discrepancies with the father of my oldest children, at all. Period, point blank. When it’s time for it to get done, he can asses their needs, come in and see what they need, and it gets done.”
Speaking on men who don’t do for their kids, why Shannon Brown is the “ultimate man,” what makes a “good girl,” and why women shouldn’t nag and complain too much to their men:
“That is you and your type [points to Jermaine Dupri], let’s say that’s A type male. There is still a type of man, cause I got girlfriends, that deal with the type of man that is simply selfish. Some of them don’t give nothing. Now you got the A type male: my husband is a man’s man. My Mother’s Day was incredible. But I don’t expect anything but good love, honesty is a must, and respect. So everything else happens on its own. I’m going to say this to any woman cause I got two brothers: Nagging, complaining, annoying is the worst thing you can ever do. I had to learn that too cause I know you can tell that I can get in my own way sometimes because I want to speak it like it is. But I’ve learned some things you just lay back, and my husband, being the ultimate man, I don’t even have to say anything. But vice versa, he shouldn’t be in there fixing his own plate, vacuuming the floor and all that…I still enjoy being needed. I’m the boss at my job, so I don’t want to be the boss at home. Shannon’s the boss. That’s just it. You got some women..some high-society women that will argue me down. I’m not looking for an argument, I just know what will and won’t work in my house. But the sad part is, guys say good girls are no fun, but good girls are always where they run when trouble comes. That’ll be me. And trouble can be anything, that can be heartbreak, loss of a family member, that could be change of jobs, that can be trying to pursue your dreams, cause I’ve been there for some of that too.”
Really interesting interview with some even more interesting points made. Click to the next page to check out the conversation she had with Dupri about all of this, which starts around the 5:00 minute mark.
Awww, isn’t this nice news to hear on Mother’s Day?
On Saturday night, after she was fully dressed for her show in Chattanooga, TN, Monica posted a picture of her protruding belly. In a gorgeous royal blue dress, Monica didn’t need to say anything because it was clear a little one is on the way.
On Twitter, Monica replied to Niecy Nash’s well wishes with a thank you and also revealed that she’s five months pregnant!
She and husband Shannon Brown, a shooting guard for the Phoenix Suns, have been married since November 2010. Monica has two sons, Rocko and Romelo, with former fiancé, rapper Rocko. She’s also been a very strong parental figure to Rocko’s older son Malik and considers him her son as well. Shannon also has a son, Shannon Jr., from a previous relationship. This will be their first child together.
Since they’ve been together, Monica has been on “pregnancy watch.” She’s openly stated that she feels her purpose in life is to be a mother so fans are excited as though this is “everyone’s” baby.
While Monica and Shannon are surely just hoping for a healthy baby, wouldn’t it be nice if she had a little girl? There’s a lot of testosterone in the house already so it’d be cute to have a little girl there for them to start protecting.
Congratulations to the Browns on their new bundle of joy on the way!
Ever since I heard the slowed beat of Ghost Town DJ’s “My Boo” drop, I instantly had Ciara’s latest single “Body Party” on repeat. I knew the video would feature her slithering and sliding in moves that would keep EMTs busy for weeks as women across the country blew out their backs and pulled hamstrings trying to imitate the moves for their men.
I wasn’t disappointed when Ciara scissored her legs in the air for boyfriend Future as they play out how they first met for the video, but it was like deja-vu as I saw her relationship slowly steal the spotlight from her first two singles. Is it me, or does something happen to a recording artist when they fall in love and choose to flaunt it in their work? After watching Ciara’s steamy video for “Body Party,” I couldn’t help but wonder if she’s risking the buzz she’s worked so hard to build back by allowing boyfriend, Future, to make so many appearance.
Mixing business and pleasure is a risky move. There’s something about when celebs turn the camera on to their personal lives that causes their careers and their relationships to fall apart. Here are a few celebs who might want to think about leaving their boo behind-the-scenes in the future.
J.Lo had a pretty good buzz going as a singer even if her “hits” were only heard in the clubs, but as soon as Ben Affleck took J.Lo from the block to the yacht in her Jenny From the Block vid, Jenny’s singing career went man down for a minute and she was left man-less and a little embarrassed. Not to mention Ben credited the cameo with almost ruining his career. And who can forget how clearly sprung she was on the track “Dear Ben,” in which she sings,” I love you, you’re perfect.” Well apparently the feelings weren’t mutual; Ben quickly married another Jennifer after their break up and made like 11 kids with her. Sting. Word of advice for the former fly girl: You can sing all the love songs you want about your boo, just don’t name them after him and throw said boo in all your videos.