Despite show cancellation, R&B queen Monica spends weekend at Houston Rodeo, Rockets game, 713 Music Hall


R&B singer Monica spent the weekend in Houston at the Rockets game, left to right, as a surprise guest at the Summer Walker show and Rodeo carnival.

Photo: and Jocelyn Nguyen

What do you do when the concert you are due to perform is canceled just hours before it was supposed to start? You get the most out of it in Houston.

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R&B singer Monica did just that when her show with Chris Brown was canceled on Saturday. Event organizers say “Brown didn’t show up in Houston” despite his team members arriving on time.

Monica took part in Summer Walker’s Sunday show at 713 Music Hall and gave ecstatic fans a surprise performance. (Can you imagine?) The setlist included his 1995 hit “Before You Walk Out of My Life”, “Love All Over Me”, and “U Should’ve Known Better”.

The crowd sang with every word. Look above.

She attended the RodeoHouston Carnival, posting from there on her Instagram Stories.

Monica has been hanging out at RodeoHouston after her show with Chris Brown at Toyota Center was canceled.


She also attended a Rockets game and filmed a video of the Clutch mascot promoting the crowd.

Monica attended a Rockets game after her show with Chris Brown at Toyota Center was canceled.


Monica’s 1995 debut album produced five top five singles. She teamed up with Brandy for the No. 1 hit “The Boy is Mine” and followed by two No. 1 solo singles: “The First Night” and “Angel of Mine”. Her last full album was 2015’s “Code Red”, although she continued to release singles.

  • Joey Guerra

    Joey Guerra is the music critic for the Houston Chronicle. It also covers various aspects of pop culture. He’s reviewed hundreds of gigs and interviewed hundreds of celebrities, from Justin Bieber to Dolly Parton to Beyonce. He appeared as a regular correspondent on Fox26 and served as head judge and director of the Pride Superstar Singing Competition for a decade. He has been named Journalist of the Year multiple times by OutSmart Magazine and the FACE Awards. It also covers various aspects of pop culture, including the local drag scene and “RuPaul’s Drag Race”.


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