R&B Singer Monifah Carter Talks About Her Journey as a Lesbian in the Music Industry
BY David Artavia
May 15 2013 6:00 AM ET
R&B singer Monifah Carter rose to prominence in the 1990s working with Heavy D. Nearly two decades later, she is still writing, producing, and singing, and she's also starring in TV One's top-rated reality series, R&B Divas. The show's first episode reached almost a million viewers, a record for the network. This season Monifah is reconnecting with her 22-year-old daughter, Akemi, who has been vocal in the disapproval of her mother's two-year relationship with her partner, Terez.
Monifah chatted with The Advocate about her life, the show, being a role model for black lesbians, and her advocacy for HIV awareness.
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