R&B singer Monica was just 18 years old and already a star. The diagnosis: a heart condition called mitral valve prolapse. In simple terms, the flap between the upper and lower chambers of her heart wasn't closing properly.
Slut, whore, trollop? Since these aren't words that I'd use to describe any woman -- and since no one has used the word "trollop" since approximately 1907 -- it's easy to understand why Kauffman and her team would have been so furious.
With Brandy and Monica's new song "It All Belongs to Me" blaring on my airwaves, I couldn't help but think about this long lineage of women singing about a love lost and the process of repossession that occurs at the end of the break up.