Monica Brown revealed the cover art for her CODE RED album today, and she’s rocking a bold red pixie cut! See the full pic inside and watch the supertrailer for the upcoming season of “LAHH ATL.”
Atlanta native Monica is prepping for her eighth studio album Code Red and with the new disc, she’s debuting a new look at the same time! Earlier today, the songstress revealed a still from the album’s art work in PEOPLE Magazine and we have to admit, we love her red pixie cut.
The photo was snapped by famed-photographer Derek Blanks and she revealed what the new dye job means to her personally.
“The cut symbolizes me getting back to the fearlessness and courageous part of myself that I shared with the world in the ’90s when I released my first album Miss Thang. It’s easy to over-think things and not trust your natural instincts. I let go and let the music be created in my truth.”
Taking it a step further than hair, Monica revealed there are layers to the photo and it hints at what listeners can expect on the follow-up to her 2012 album New Life.
“I love that the cover speaks to how I feel as a woman, artist, mother and wife. I feel strong, encouraged and grateful. I also love that it’s fashion forward.”
Mo set off her bright red hue with a neon-yellow Versace jacket, Hervé Léger bathing suit and Guiseppe Zanotti caged heels. Hot. She joked, “I embrace and appreciate my sophisticated moments.”
As far as a release date for Code Red, Monica wasn’t ready to drop those deets, but a quick look at her Instagram reveals that producer Polow Da Don will have a heavy hand in shaping the new sound to match her new look. And we’re totally here for it!
Coming soon to television…
The six-minute supertrailer for LAHH ATL does not disappoint…there will be plenty of foolywang going around. On the clip provided, we witness Joseline and Stevie admitting they need therapy (Stevie for drugs, Joseline for anger management). Then we find out that Nikko will spend this season terrorizing Mimi, whom he’s signed to a long-term contract. While cracking that he owns Mimi, he tells Stevie, “Your daughter gon’ call me Daddy.”
Other interesting scenes show Momma Dee hooking up with the ex-husband she sent to jail, Nikko’s wife is introduced as a nemesis for Mimi and Rasheeda and Kirk have a new set of faux-marital problems. When she “discovers” that Kirk is renting a secret apartment she “surprises” him and shows up unannounced. Side eye….we suppose he didn’t see her camera crew coming down the hall.
“Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 4” premieres Monday, April 20th + 8/7c, followed by Love & Hip Hop Atlanta After Party Live at 9/8c on VH1.
Photo via PEOPLE/Derek Blanks