Monica is finally launching her ‘MoTalk’ radio show!
“‘MoTalk’ is an outlet for artists, entertainers, musicians, politicians, athletes, and others to share their story, their way,” Monica said. “Being interviewed over the years has given me insight that allows me to tell the story respectfully, our truths are often diluted and distorted for the gain of others. ‘MoTalk’ brings that to an end and gives creatives back their stories.”
The show will air live on Apple Music on June 24. According to Vibe, The beloved singer will bring back nostalgic vibes of the ’90s and 2000s music with specially curated mixes by DJ Baby Yu, commentary, interviews, and more.
‘MoTalk’ Radio’s First Guest
Although the new show airs live for the first time June 24, two episodes are already available on demand on Apple Music. On the first episode, former NBA star Shaquille O’Neal joins Monica as her first guest. On the show O’Neal shared his favorite records and talked about philanthropy and past relationships. He even discussed how his ex-wife, Shaunie O’Neal, is the “perfect woman.”
“Shaunie was also a perfect one, and I messed it up. We were young, and I was just doing dumb stuff […] Shaunie’s married. I’m happy for her. I hope this gentleman treats her the way she’s supposed to be treated, and I’m going to still love her, and she’s still my wife. I will always protect, provide, and love for her, married or not,” the retired basketball star said.
Monica also opened up about past “drama” surrounding her, “The Boy Is Mine” collaboration with Brandy.
“I’ve realized over the years that some people actually believed the record was true, shout out to Brandy, one of the greatest voices of our time, mine and Brandy’s taste are complete polar opposites, so there was never really a boy for this song to be over,” Monica explained. “People believed there was a lot of history prior but there was not. A lot of the narrative that you saw was formulated based on the song and then it spewed into our real lives, but it never existed prior to.”
“MoTalk” radio show precedes Monica’s highly-anticipated R&B and country albums.