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Cover Chronicles! Monica Turns Up The Heat For Uptown Magazine- Talks Career Triumphs, Origin of ‘Miss Thang’ Title, and Being Karl Lagerfield’s Pre Instagram Fashion Muse

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Cover Chronicles! Monica Turns Up The Heat For Uptown Magazine- Talks Career Triumphs, Origin of ‘Miss Thang’ Title, and Being Karl Lagerfield’s Pre Instagram Fashion Muse

Nothing stamps the return of Monica like her recent cover shoot with Uptown Magazine! Now we all know Mo’s not one to flaunt her goods for the world, but every now and again she lets you know she still got it! Case in point the legs and thigh action she’s showing off in this Alexis lace cut out dress and Giuseppe Zanotti heels.

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Inside the mag Mo opens up about her career- acknowledging the hardships and focusing on the triumph.

“As I think back over everything I’ve accomplished in my career—the awards, opportunities and exposure are all there, of course. But, what gives me unspeakable joy is the fact that I’ve touched countless women, and some young men, along the way with my music and my message. To know that I was helping to save lives while feeling like my own was in the process of ending, means more than any manufactured victory ever could.”

She also discussed the origin of her nickname and debut album title ‘Miss Thang‘.

“Dallas [Austin] would bring producers in the studio to play records for me and I’d be quick to say ‘No’ if I didn’t feel it. I knew who I was and what I wanted to say. That’s where ‘Miss Thang’ came from. He’d say, ‘Miss Thang don’t like it!’ … Please don’t get me wrong, I will get someone together, quickly. You will not come at me wrong without repercussions.”

Mo also lets it be known that she’s no stranger to the fashion game, and although its not her focus now she has been there and done that!

I’ve been there and done that. I remember speaking with Karl and him telling me what ‘we’ were going to wear, and what his thoughts for me were. I’ve had moments that some [will not recognize] because social media wasn’t a thing back then. They weren’t done for the ‘Gram, but that doesn’t mean they didn’t happen.”

Let em know Mo!! Peep the rest of Monica’s editorial shots for Uptown Magazine styled by our friend Shun Melson below.


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