R&B singer Monica demonstrated her commitment to fighting for women’s rights when she came to the defense of a female fan during a recent performance, The Detroit News reported. The artist paused her performance at Detroit’s Riverfront Musical Festival briefly to protect a woman who was allegedly attacked by another concertgoer. The “So Gone” singer initially blurted out the act of the male offender and followed up by getting off the stage to confront him herself.
She criticized the culprit and requested security to take him out of the arena. The scenes were captured in videos that have gone viral on social media of the R&B singer confronting the man from the stage.
Monica is noted for her strong stance against abuse during her performances. Earlier this year, she temporarily put on hold her performance of her hit song “Why I Love You So Much” during a concert in Washington D.C. after two concertgoers started fighting in the audience, as reported by hip hop dx.
Fans and organizers of the Riverfront Music Festival have lauded her bold step in fighting for the rights of the vulnerable and the courage she showed in affirming the values she stood for.
A spokesperson for the Riverfront Music Festival, Andrus Macdonald, said they are cooperating with the police to ensure those found complicit face the law. He added that Monica went beyond exhibiting her unique talent and showed the world humanity matters.
The organizers indicated that they were appalled that an event that was meant to unify music fans was almost tainted by acts of violence. They condemned any form of violence directed towards women and pledged full support to any investigations that will have the culprits punished. The police in Detroit are yet to comment on the issue.
Monica made the charts in the 90s with hits like “The Boy Is Mine.”