Monique Samuels’ first scene on Real Housewives of Potomac includes her talking about how she was a musician back in the day — she even busted out in a freestyle. The mother of three has not abandoned her first love, quarantine has made her revisit it.
Monique recently released a song called Drag Queens along with a lyric video. The catchy tune definitely puts her rap skills on display and is one of the most professional sounding tunes released by a Bravolebrity.
In case you haven’t seen the new supreme Housewives franchise, Monique’s most iconic line was delivered last season when she told her co-star that she will ‘drag’ her — pregnant and all.
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DOWNLOAD TODAY!!!!! Check my IG Stories for #DragQueensTikTok contest! My new single “Drag Queens” is available on all of your favorite streaming apps! #itunes #applemusic #googleplay #spotify #amazon #pandora #tiktok #tidal #napster #iheartradio #youtube and more!!! Link in bio for official lyric video and to download today ❤️❤️❤️🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾 Written by- Monique Samuels Produced by- Swirk on the Beat @swirk Recorded at Phase Recording & Media, White Plains, MD @phaserecordingandmedia Mix and Mastered by- BostonBraveRoom @brandonncaddell Cover Artwork- Kevin Cox @kwcox Lyric Video by Sharon Stanley @sharon_stanley.j Managed by- Natosha Cox @callme_tosh
Now, the reality star has used the play on words to slay a beat. She recently interviewed about how the song has proved to be a therapeutic experience for her.
She explained to E! News: ‘It was a lot that happened last season and this is pretty much me just reclaiming my power back and reminding myself of who I am, and although, you know, I’m not perfect never claimed to be. I just needed a way to reassure myself that, you know, everything will be fine. And then this song was kind of my way of just letting everything go, getting everything that I felt off of my chest.’
Samuels describes the song as ‘fun, uplifting [and] a little shady.’ Monique recognized that before releasing the track, she consulted with a drag queen to make sure she isn’t appropriating queer culture.
The world-famous Beyonce impersonator named Riley Knoxx gave Monique, whose stage name is Hazel, a stamp of approval.
‘When I did this song, I got her feedback, and just wanted to make sure that I wouldn’t be like stepping on any toes or coming off in a way that is, you know, negative, and she absolutely loved it.’
What do you think of Monique’s new hit?