Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monica Will Aways Love You

I'm not a huge fan of diva attitude unless you grew up in the Brewster Housing Projects, your father was named Rev. C.L. Franklin, or your last name is Streisand; the emphasis on divadom is one of the things that's seriously maimed modern pop and r&b music. That said, this clip of Monica in diva-mode is fantastic -- the break for her to sip tea; the neck roll and exaggeratedly fluttered lashes; the hand on the hip... all delivered deadpan but all wonderfully tongue-in-cheek. And unlike the case with so many of her contemporaries, the diva shtick employed here is not a mask for vocal deficiencies. Monica can blow.

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