Monica has been living with the image of a down-south sweetheart that you should never, ever cross the wrong way for years now, with some fans bestowing her with the nickname “Goonica.” When the R&B star inquired about why she was given the tough tag, fans on Twiter and Instagram alike have chimed in with the funnies.
Early Tuesday (Sept. 15), Monica posed the question via her social media accounts.
“I have absolutely no idea why y’all call me Goonica! Anyone care to explain [laughing emoji] Why don’t you all tell me below! Just a little Morning #MoTalk,” Monica wrote.
With immediacy, fans on Instagram and Twitter have been letting the singer know exactly how she got the name.
One Instagram fan writes, “Because you classy but still got some hood in you Incase anyone wana try you.” Another fan added, “Cuz u kicked down the door and smacked the chick. Lol I love u Mo.” And just in case folks were unaware of what that fan was talking about, another followed with, “Because of that time you had to tap tap tap in on Brandy backstage.”
With Monica and Brandy recently appearing together in a VERZUZ Instagram Live and Apple TV battle that was shattered all the previous views records set by the platform, observant onlookers assumed that there was still some bad blood between the legendary songstresses.
However, it appears that all the perceived tension was for show and to feed into the rumors to keep people guessing and talking, as they’re still doing today.
We’ve got some of the responses to Monica’s “Goonica” ask from Twitter below. And just in case Monica reads this, please know and understand we want not on BIT of the smoke from you, ma’am. Salute.
They also call you Glockicka and Monigga... but you ain’t heard that from me pic.twitter.com/IIg8Yn0CiX— Mama Vette (@iamlextownsend) September 15, 2020
I always saw Goonica as a term of endearment. Maybe that says something about me. 😭— pound cake (@KiaSpeaks) September 15, 2020
... and yet Monica wondering WHY we call her Goonica lol. At this point it’s a term of endearment 🤷🏾♂️. She know she a goon ion know why she playing this morning. pic.twitter.com/ViecQ7uZCv— WE DID IT JOE ✊🏾 (@Vince_Aries) September 15, 2020
Monica: I have no clue why people call me Goonica— Ms Paid in PJs 💰 (@IndiaAlmighty) September 15, 2020
Also Monica: pic.twitter.com/BOx95B3pnn
I’m sorry. The receipts in the replies to Monica’s request to k ow why folks call her Goonica are SENDING me. Baby, the Goonica paper trail is longer than a damn CVS receipt— LeValkyrie (@LeValkyrie) September 15, 2020
Now I personally seen you turn in to Goonica at Piedmont park the year Just right for me came out. You chilled with us all day, performed, and took pictures but when the fans started pushing you and knocking us over you QUICKLY regulated the whole crowd with few words and a look— A Nigga Named B (@thatsBtoyou) September 15, 2020
Monica asking us why we call her Goonica and we’re giving her 100 different examples is hilarious— Job Finished: NBA Champs 🏁 (@CalledMe_Buskey) September 15, 2020
Monica: why do y’all call me Goonica???— Sixrandon (@brrandin) September 15, 2020
The whole universe: pic.twitter.com/CfpH0Nk2rk
Not Monica thinking calling her Goonica was an insult 🥺— ilyPhillipWhite👼🏽 (@PeaceAndFades) September 15, 2020
Who lied to my Teedy!? pic.twitter.com/h3fdr9vSGt
Monica asking why we call her Goonica and no one is telling her it's because she carries and probably has a switchblade in her bra.— Scam Likely (@ToriReloaded) September 15, 2020
Monica is hilarious. She knows why people call her Goonica. She wanted a good laugh. Lol— JASH JAY (@TheJASHJAY) September 15, 2020