Who'd A Thought?: Outside Of Music, Monica Is Also A Licensed Mortician

Miss Thang discussed her side hustle with TMZ.

During a recent appearance on T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, R&B superstar Monica revealed that in addition to being an entertainer, she also works in the family business as a mortician. That's right, Miss Thang has been working at her uncle Gus Thornhill's funeral home when she's not performing.

Monica was stopped by TMZ's cameramen at LAX airport on Monday (Dec. 3), and was asked to elaborate on her side hustle a bit further.

"I grew up around it, I started in like 2013," she explained, also noting that she doesn't "get the chills" working with the deceased. "I kept it quiet, it’s a family business. When I’m back there, I really wanted to learn as much as I could, to do the best that I could for the families that allow me to work with them... I just felt like it was important that people know that you can do other stuff. Yeah, I sing, but that was just another passion."

Monica also pointed out that she enjoys working as a mortician because she wants to bring peace to families during the trying times that come with death. She also gave advice to others who are in the mortician business.

"This calling is about bringing peace to families, it’s not about your personal feelings," she continued. "Do and give your absolute best, this is a time where the family will need you most… it’s hard when you go to a funeral and somebody does not look like the person you remember. I grew up around it…and I know how important those final moments are."

When asked about if she would have helped the Bush family after the recent passing of former President George H.W. Bush, she said 'yes,' because she would have wanted to help a family who needed it, regardless of their political affiliation.

Very interesting and also very beautiful. Watch her explanation above.

READ MORE: Monica Is Not Here for Kanye West's Relationship With The President

From the Web

More on Vibe

Getty Images

Kyle Massey Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations: Do Not 'Jump To Conclusions'

Former Disney Channel star Kyle Massey came under fire over the weekend after being accused of sending sexually explicit material to a teenage girl. The 27-year-old is vehemently denying the allegations in a statement.

"No child should ever be exposed to sexually explicit materials and I unequivocally and categorically deny any alleged misconduct," said Massey through his lawyer Lee Hutton in a statement to TMZ. He also urged the public "not to jump to conclusions based on the allegations alone but reserve judgment until the whole story comes to light, proving these allegations baseless.”

The gossip site broke the story that the former That's So Raven actor was being sued by the family of the teenager for $1.5 million. The suit alleges that Massey send a photo of his erect penis to the girl via Snapchat in Dec. 2018.

Court documents claim that the teenager is an aspiring actress who has known Massey since she was four years old. He remained close with the family and acted as a "father figure" of sorts to the girl. She reached out to him in November 2018 about auditioning for the spinoff of his show, Cory In The House.


Continue Reading
Getty Images

Michael Jackson Artifacts Removed From World's Largest Children's Museum

Michael Jackson artifacts found in The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis have been removed. The Indiana museum is the largest children’s museum in the world.

According to the New York Daily News, the late-musician’s fedora and white gloves will be removed from the American Pop exhibit, while a signed poster will be removed from the The Power of Children display in response to the aftermath of the HBO documentary, Leaving Neverland. The four-part doc spotlights two men who allege in graphic detail that they were sexually abused by Jackson when they were children through the musician’s grooming techniques.

"As the world’s largest children’s museum, we are very sensitive to our audience," said the museum in a statement. "In an excess of caution, and in response to the controversy over the HBO film called Leaving Neverland, which directly involved allegations of abuse against children, we removed those objects while we carefully consider the situation more fully."

Despite the iconic items being nixed from the museum, items gifted to AIDS victim Ryan White by Jackson will remain on display. The song ‘Gone Too Soon’ was written after White died in 1990. The young boy idolized and befriended Jackson as he battled his illness.

“Ryan’s family found Michael Jackson’s kindness to them to be an important part of Ryan’s story, and the pictures of Michael displayed in that exhibit will always be an integral part of the Ryan White story,” the museum continued.

Continue Reading
Getty Images

Fyre Festival Merch To Be Auctioned Off To Help Those Who Were Bamboozled

Those who have been invested in the downfall that was the disastrous Fyre Festival, it's your lucky day. According to a report from Vulture, several merch items that were originally slated to be sold at the 2017 fiasco in the Bahamas will go to auction. The auction will benefit those who the festival's founder, Billy McFarland, owes money to, in an effort to help get that money back where it belongs.

Additional assets belonging to McFarland were deemed "untraceable" by authorities. However, Vulture reports that in court papers, feds were able to obtain a few important things. "$240,000 in a bank account" was found, as well as “two large boxes containing Fyre-branded T-shirts, sweatshirts, shorts and other clothing items that were intended for sale at the Fyre Festival,” per court filings.

McFarland, 27, was sentenced to six years in prison for wire fraud back in October 2018. While he was waiting to be sentenced, he was also found guilty of running a ticket scam on the side. He reportedly bamboozled investors for the Fyre Festival out of $24 million and a ticket vendor out of $2 million.

The date of the online auction has not yet been set.

Continue Reading

Top Stories