READ Why Recording Artist, Monica Said NO To Joining The Cast Of The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.

Monica Via Instagram

Years ago, it was suggested by Andy Cohen for Monica to join the reality show. In an interview with, she revealed why she never even considered holding a peach.

"I would only join a show that I could also be executive producer of because what my children see me do is important to me.

I would only be on a show where I could see everything before it airs and be a full participant in what it means.”

She continued, “And my goal, if I ever were to do a television show, would be to help girls like myself or people from the communities that are similar to the world that I’m from." 
That is what you call a boss move.

Shannon & Monica Brown

Monica will be hitting the road with Xscape this winter, but even a national tour can’t keep her away from home for long.
As the 37-year-old singer explains, she always makes time for her kids. “Me being away from my children too long is non-negotiable,” she tells PEOPLE, while simultaneously watching her son’s basketball practice.
Adds the proud mom of three, “It’s not an option, and anytime I work, I make that clear up front.”

The Great Xscape Tour kicks off Nov. 22 in Virginia and concludes Jan. 6 in Los Angeles.