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‘Not the Bop In the Head’: Monica’s Video of Her Son Swimming with Tigers Goes Left When This Happens

It looks like Monica and her family aren’t scared of anything, including the wildlife.

The “So Gone” singer and her three children paid a visit to the Myrtle Beach Safari in South Carolina last week, where they swam and took pictures with tigers. The mother of three took to Instagram on Wednesday, Sept. 9, and shared photos of herself and her children having a blast at the safari.

Monica feeds the tigers with her daughter Laiyah Brown. @monicadenise/Instagram

Her 12-year-old son Romelo Hill had an extra dose of courage and swam with the tigers. A video showed him holding his breath underneath water, while tiger cubs swam above him. One of the cubs accidentally kicked Romelo in the head, but the child didn’t move a muscle.

“@romelo Has Heart like no other!” Monica wrote. “I thought we had an understanding but check this cub out sneaking my baby! The only way you’re getting away with this is if ya Momma got 4 legs , weighs 500 plus pounds & runs more than 45 mph! PERIOD ! Anybody else it’s onsite ! LOL… Thank you @myrtlebeachsafari #MyBabyIsAg (No one was harmed , he came up laughing) #OneWithNature.”

Monica’s son Romelo Hill swims with tigers. @monicadenise/Instagram

Followers reacted to seeing Monica’s son get hit in the video. One commented on the post, “Lmfao why you put him getting bopped in the head 😂😭😂”

“Not the bop in the head 😂😂,” said another.

Someone else wrote, “Noooooo he did not get kicked in the head. I would have freaked outtttttt.”

“Damn that tiger kicked tf out him 😩,” one IG user added.

Monica’s tiger video comes nearly three weeks after her legendary Verzuz battle with Brandy.

The two R&B powerhouses made Verzuz history with 1.2 million viewers on Aug. 31, as the two showcased their epic music catalogs. Following their Instagram Live music battle, Monica penned a sweet message to Brandy, expressing how happy she was to come together with the “I Wanna Be Down” singer.

“My Prayers have been said as well as Many of them answered !” she wrote via Instagram. “Communication & Compassion bridged a gap that not many will understand! I celebrate you @brandy … Your legacy , Music & Catalogue are undeniable!!”

Brandy and Monica had a historic night pulling in 1.2 millions viewers for their Verzuz battle. Photo @verzuztv @Thomasleijgraaff/Instagram

Brandy and Monica recently told E News that it felt amazing for them to share the same virtual stage together after nearly a decade.

It feels good,” Brandy expressed. “I haven’t seen her in so long, and so to still have this kind of chemistry, and love… No matter whatever has happened, like, I can just feel the love that I have for you.”

Monica agreed and added, “It is definitely a new day.”

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