Monica has officially broken her silence and responded to the right-wing reporter, Patrick Howley, who was publicly upset that the singer and actor Anthony Mackie were in attendance at this year’s CMT Music Awards.
In a now-viral clip, Howley was upset and said, “No offense. I mean y’all have Hip-Hop and basketball. You know what I mean. The melanated people invented country music. We was making country music in Wakanda before Johnny Cash and Merle Haggard done stole the Black man’s country music.”
White nationalist Patrick Howley is upset because there were too many Black people at the Country Music Awards: "Country music is different. It's not Wakanda." pic.twitter.com/PMfO1E22e2
— Right Wing Watch (@RightWingWatch) April 13, 2022
Monica did not appreciate the comment and chose to clap back at the reporter. In an Instagram post, the Grammy-award-winning singer said, “I’ve never been more motivated. Patrick Howley, although your feelings are likely shared by some, it’s NOT by the masses! I have an all-star LEGENDARY team of true country artists that are currently working with me that would beg to differ.”
She continued, “Because of the genuine hearts of @lesliefram1 & @cmt.. I shared the stage w/ @jimmieallen & @littlebigtown… This was the first of many times that you will see me! I see you caught that my skin is melanated, but you missed that it was tough! I’m rooted in the word & built to last! See you soon, or should I say ‘Welcome to Wakanda’ gracefully bows w/ @anthonymackie “OPEN ROADS COMING SOON” MDA”