There’s nothing better than a comeback story, and r&b singer Monifah just might have the mother of all comebacks. In a sit-down interview with JustTheFab.com , the songbird reveals the reason why she disappeared from the music scene:
“Life happened. When I did the third album, it didn’t do as well as the others. It did well to not have any promotion behind it. They just sort of threw it against the wall to see if it would stick. I wasn’t really anyone’s baby at the label once Heavy D left the CEO position [at Universal].”
With her mentor gone, Monifah pushed ahead and worked with super producer Teddy Riley on the album, but her label wasn’t impressed with the final product. After being shuffled about at Universal, Monifah fell into a deep depression, which led to her drug and alcohol abuse. I’ve been clean for a year-and-a-half. I was using [cocaine] for seven years,” Monifah admitted.
Now that she’s shaken the monkey off her back, Monifah is on to bigger and better things with the premiere of “R&B Divas” a new reality show which includes Faith Evans, Keke Wyatt and Syleena Johnson. Of the show, Monifah shares:
“We’ve gone through some really trying times and have come through, by the grace of God, stronger and grateful and happy and not bitter and not blaming anyone and being accountable. We fight, love, and laugh. We’re real friends, we’re not people coming from obscurity trying to be famous.”
“R&B Divas” is set to air August 20th on TV One.
Watch Monifah’s interview with JustTheFab.com below:
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