(The Root) — Nineties RB singer Monifah is putting it all out there: She’s been dating women exclusively for more than a decade and she’s an ex-cocaine addict.
The former Uptown Records hot girl’s sexual orientation surfaced recently in promos for her new TV One reality series, RB Divas, which premieres Aug. 20. A clip shows her with her girlfriend of two years, Terez, and arguing with her 21-year-old daughter, who disapproves of the same-sex union. In the new reality series, viewers will get a look inside Monifah’s life and experience some of the ups and downs of fellow soul music divas Faith Evans, Brownstone’s Nicci Gilbert, Syleena Johnson and KeKe Wyatt.
While Monifah insists she’s “never been in anyone’s friggin’ closet,” the idea of an African-American celebrity publicly engaged in a same-sex relationship may take some getting used to for some. Sure, singer-songwriter Frank Ocean garnered support from many