Fans may wonder why after more than 20 years with RCA, singer Monica decided to part ways. While on set, guest hosting at The Real, the 36-year-old singer explained to HipHollywood what really caused the split, and it all boiled down to more freedom.
“Now I get to do other things that I wasn’t able to do. I get to [appear on The Real], I get to get back into film, I get to do other things.”
But while she is happy about the freedom she has as an independent artist, Monica says the decision was difficult because RCA was like family to her.
“Going in at 12 years old, you meet people that become family; there is no being associates after that long. They watched me grow, they watched me graduate from high school … they were there for me for a large part of my life.”
The mother of three did tell us, however, that she is getting back in the studio, and fans should be on the lookout for new music very soon. “Whatever I do musically I will share on my Facebook Page and anywhere I choose at this point because it all belongs to me, so I’m going in with some of the producers that I love, of course Missy [Elliott], of course Timbaland, of course Polow da Don.”