Monica Explains Controversial ‘Trap Queen’ Comments
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Months ago R&B singer Monica caught some backlash because she called herself the original trap queen while she was on stage for Irv Gotti’s Birthday Bash.
While some of her fans felt the comments were just evidence of her being real, some criticized her because they felt she was glorifying the trap queen lifestyle.
Just to refresh your memory, here’s the video below:
Monica clears up the comments below and says she was taken out of context. She tells DJ Smallz:
“What I meant by that was terribly misinterpreted by some people but I think that’s the way of the world. I am no longer looking to please other people every time I speak. There was certain group of people that knew and understood what I meant. And it wasn’t a glorification of anything I’ve done in my past.
“What I was saying is I’ve been there. People like Gotti…people like Jeezy, they just don’t know me from the music industry. They know that I get out here and fight in the same communities that are basically buying their CDs. You can make it from anything if you believe.
“I was saying that before all of this stuff became the popular thing to speak of, I was a little girl at Clive Davis’ office being told you can’t look like that. You can’t do that. You can’t say that. You can’t wear that. What are diamonds in teeth? What does this tattoo represent? Can we cover it? Can we change it…What I was trying to say was you can go from here and end up there.”
Check out the video below: