Monique Samuels came to work and slay, according to her new song, “Drag Queens.”
On Sunday night, not only did Monique Samuels debut her new music video, but she also debuted her rap alter ego, Hazel. The 3-minute video premiered after the Real Housewives of Potomac‘s season 5 reunion finale, coming five months after Monique first released a lyric video for “Drag Queens.”
In the video, Monique gets glammed up by her squad, dances in a bejeweled outfit and a catsuit with drag queens Iyana Deschanel and Brooklyn Heights, and loves on her husband, Chris Samuels.
During a sit-down with Beyoncé impersonator, Riley Knoxx, Monique talked about her video. “To have this happen and come so full circle, it’s such an amazing experience,” she said. “I feel so just full and just happy.” Monique continued, “If this is the only song and the only video I ever do, I feel complete.”
As reported, Monique announced that she was quitting RHOP on Instagram Live.
“It was a crazy ride. It’s not easy doing reality TV, and to be quite honest, I’m over it. I appreciate everything that people have done for me, everybody that’s been Team Monique — I love y’all, I thank y’all — but when you cross certain lines there’s no going back.”
Monique continued, “And for me, my family is that line. The opinion of my family and my kids and what they think about anything that I do is more valuable than anybody’s opinion, so I’m over it.”
Monique elaborated on her reason to exit the show. “I wanted to represent real Black love and show people something outside of what the stereotype has been on TV,” she said. “Unfortunately, this season, I played right into that stereotype … I was working overtime to really check myself because that is the opposite of what I want to display on a TV show and in real life, most importantly.”
She added, “I’m always going to be a great example of a role model for my kids and you have to know when enough is enough.”
Drag Queens music video was a smash hit when it debuted on YouTube this week. The video has been viewed over 170K times and is currently trending on all streaming platforms.
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