‘RHOP:’ Monique Samuels Releases Rap Song With a Few Shady References About Her Co-Stars
Monique Samuels has dropped her first rap single and from the sound of it, Samuels as a rapper may not be a bad idea. The Real Housewives of Potomac star and Mommy blogger is expanding her entertainment brand with a song that talks all about her fabulous life. Samuels has never been one to shy away from speaking about her material blessings, or her problems with her co-stars.
Monique Samuels once had a promising career as a rapper
Before her marriage to former NFL hall of fame hubby, and prior to her time on RHOP, Samuels had dreams of rap superstardom. The New Jersey native spent years in recording studios and working to land a record contract. A contract looked promising for Samuels, who performed under the moniker, Hazel. But after a few bad encounters with music executives, Samuels dropped the microphone for good.
“I was always asked to either change my persona or several “strings” were attached along with the opportunity,” she told Bravo in a 2017 interview. “I was not about to parade around, barely clothed, singing about men and sex. I don’t have a street background so I wasn’t comfortable with giving a more “gangsta” message.”
But Samuels’ love for rap never died. RHOP viewers’ first introduction to Samuels included Samuels’ rapping during her first meeting with her co-stars. Gizelle Bryant was unimpressed with Samuels’ rap, but fans begged for more of Samuels’ lyricism.
Samuels prepared a rap for her first reunion aimed at her co-stars after a season of watching them unfairly judge her. Bravo executive and reunion host, Andy Cohen, loved Samuels’ freestyle.
Samuels released a diss about her co-stars on Instagram following the season 4 reunion. According to Samuels, production forbid her to perform the song on-camera after an intense season, so she surprised fans on social media.
Monique Samuels releases her new rap song “Drag Queens”
Samuels told E! News that she was eager to get back to rap after a tumultuous season of filming RHOP.
“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,” she said. “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.”
RHOP fans will get to see all of the drama Samuels is referring to when season 5 premieres. The trailer for the new season documents what leads to Samuels’ physical altercation with her former friend, Candiace Dillard, and the divide their fight causes among the cast.
Samuels does reference some drama that fans witnessed from the show, including her famously telling Dillard last year, “I’ll drag you, pregnant and all!”
As for what Samuels’ co-stars may think about the song, Samuels told E! that she isn’t worried.