This is just the week of girl can’t catch a break, isn’t it? Just look at poor Sandra Bullock, fresh off an Oscar win, facing down all the drama about her cheating husband and his tattooed stripper-mistress. Another case in point: R&B singer Monica, a star of the 90′s and early 00′s who is releasing a new album Still Standing this week.
Brandy‘s former duet partner (remember “The Boy Is Mine”?) has been ramping up to her album release with a publicity blitz. First, she debuted a reality show on BET, Monica: Still Standing, that followed her as she recorded her new album. It earned massive ratings for the network and was nominated for a NAMIC Vision Award, which honors original multi-ethnic and cross-cultural TV. She’s also already released the first single from the album, called “Everything to Me,” which currently sits at number three on Billboard’s R&B/Hip Hop chart.
To top it off, Monica is going to be everywhere this week as she gears up for the release of her album on Tuesday. She’s taking over BET’s “106 & Park” for two days –where she’ll host and perform. On Tuesday, she’s performing on the “CBS Early Show,” then traveling to her hometown, Atlanta, for an album signing, only to return to New York that night for an album release party.
However, just as her career is about to blow, Monica’s personal life seems to be crumbling. There have been reports that she’s separated from her fiance, Rocko, and MediaTakeOut.com says he’s been cheating — and his mistress and her friends frequently call Monica to laugh and taunt her. Girl just can’t catch a break, can she?
What do you think? Have you ever felt like things were going great for you, only to have one horrible thing bring you crashing down?