A few years later I obtained my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University.In addition to teaching at an elementary school, I am an adjunct professor at Madonna University.
In 1998, Monica's second album, The Boy Is Mine, earned her major international chart success.
Pushed by its Grammy Award-winning number-one hit title track, a duet with singer Brandy, it spawned two further Billboard Hot 100 chart-toppers, "The First Night" and "Angel of Mine", and established her position as one of the most successful of the urban R&B female vocalists to emerge in the mid to late-1990s.
It was said that inmate-turned-MC Maino was the peen that came between Lala, her massive mammaries, and her matrimony-dom with Melo.
Despite “The King Of Brooklyn’s” irate baby momma putting the alleged affair on blast on the ‘gram, Maino had remained silent on the subject.
She is the only daughter of Marilyn Best, a former church singer and Delta Air Lines customer service representative, and M. "Billy" Arnold Jr., a mechanic working for an Atlanta freight company.
While growing up in the modest circumstances of a single-parent home after her parents' 1984 separation and 1987 divorce, Monica continued training herself in singing and became a frequent talent-show contestant, winning over 20 local singing competitions throughout her early teenage years.
Monica also ventured into acting, with a supporting role in Boys and Girls (2000), and starring roles in television film Love Song (2000).
During the production of her third album, All Eyez on Me (2002), Monica experienced personal struggles and her career went under hiatus.
In 2000, Monica made her film debut in the third drama from MTV Films, Love Song, as Camille Livingston, a young woman torn between the life her parents have planned for her and the world she experiences after meeting a musician from the wrong side of the tracks.
The film debut the song "What My Heart Says" with promotion of her third album All Eyez on Me (2002).
She rose to prominence after releasing her debut studio album, Miss Thang, in 1995.