R&B singer Monica didn’t get her nickname “Goonica” for no reason. Most of her fans would say it came from her no-nonsense attitude. Others would resort back to the lyrics in the songstress’ hit single “So Gone.” On the track she sings, “Maybe cuz you had said ‘Ima rowdy chick sometimes I gotta fight cuz my mouth too slick.” In verse three, she says, “Kick down yo door and smack ya chick, just to show you Monica not having it.”
Meanwhile, “The Breakfast Club” co-host Charlamagne Tha God might say it’s because she never goes anywhere without her pistol.
On Wednesday, June 22, the “Boy is Mine” singer reminded her 11.8 million followers why they call her Goonica. She shared a video of herself lying in a hotel bed with a pistol next to her.
The clip was paired with audio of a man who said, “All I’m saying is there are women all over the place that watch serial killer documentaries for fun and literally fall asleep to true-crime murder podcasts because it helps them relax. The concept of murder helps them to relax — and you want to play with her feelings?”
The video pans from Monica to the television screen and back to the vocalist, who looks into the camera and smirks. For the video’s caption, the 42-year-old wrote “PDFPWM.” Fans in the comments section began to speculate what the acronym stood for. One person said, “Please don’t f—–g play with me!”
Gospel singer James Fortune said it might mean, “Please don’t forget to pray with me??”
Surprisingly, there were dozens of women in Monica’s comments who agreed with the audio about women watching crime documentaries. Some began listing their favorite series such as “Fatal Attraction,” “Snapped” and “True Crime.”
“My kinda tv. @monicadenise we must be some kin,” said one person. Another individual wrote, “I’ve been doing this since a teen. Close to 40 now. I’m POSITIVE I’ve seen every ‘Forensic’ and ‘Snapped’ episode.”
Some suggested she was more “Bout It, Bout It” than her former bae and close friend, No Limit Records artist Corey “C-Miller Murder. One fan wrote, “C Monica > C Murder.” Another wrote, “It’s the hood part of you that I love the most.” A third wrote, “‘GOOOOOOONICA IS BACCCKKKKKKK.”
Meanwhile, former “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Ty Young said, “Lmao sis who playing with you?”
But many wanted to talk about her 9mm gun, including one individual who said, “Not the blicky on the bed.” Another wrote, “It’s da 9 on the bed that’s right Auntie.” A third added the hashtag, “#iDontLeaveWithoutMyGlocky.”
One person looking to redirect the conversation asked, “Mo, when will your Tiny Desk come out? We’ve been waiting.”
Well, wait no more. Monica’s performance on NPR’s “Tiny Desk Home Concerts” aired on YouTube Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m.