Monica may not be single anymore, shortly after officially ending her marriage to Shannon Brown. The 37-year-old singer, who recently finalized her divorce from the basketball player, has been reported dating a rapper named Trouble.
Words are the “Like This and Like That” hitmaker and the Atlanta-born hip-hop star have been hanging out together lately. The two were seen partying together in a video seemingly taken by Trouble inside what appeared to be a night club. Monica seemed to be having the time of her life, jamming to the music with her rumored boyfriend next to her.
Convinced that there’s something romantic going on between the two, an Instagram user weighed in on the dating reports, “I really been peeping past few days they must have something going on.” Another supported the claim as writing, “They been hanging tough.”
Some others, however, disapproved of the possible pairing. “Mannnn hell naw,” one reacted to the dating rumors. Another wrote, “No and they ain’t dating.” Someone else commented, “Hell to the damn noooo!!” while another added, “Hell nah Mo major downgrade even tho her taste in men sucks.”
Many are convinced that Monica is smitten by the hood rapper, who is claimed to be her type. Before marrying Shannon, the R&B singer dated a number of prominent “hood” rappers, including Rodney “Rocko” Hill with whom she shares two sons, Rocko and Romelo.
Trouble, born Mariel Semonte Orr, released his debut mixtape “December 17th” in April 2011. The record placed at number 23 on Complex magazine’s the 25 Best Mixtapes of 2011. He first burst onto the scene on rapper YFN Lucci’s single “Key to the Streets”, which peaked at number 70 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Monica filed for divorce from Shannon in March of this year, after being married for more than eight years. They share a six-year-old daughter, named Laiyah. She restored her maiden name Arnold when finalizing her divorce on October 22.