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From Black Voices — R&B star Monica recently got engaged to Los Angeles Laker guard Shannon Brown.

The ‘Everything To Me’ singer confirmed the engagement on Twitter and posted a picture of her 10-carat diamond ring for fans to see.

“We realize people will have their opinions. That’s the way of the world. But we know who we are & who’s we are. We pray 2 an awesome God 2gether And that is what keeps us strong. So for all my real supporters who are happy for me. I thank u, I love u, & I’m realistic enough about life To know my journey has just begun. I don’t have anything else to say about it. 2 people who judge. If u worked on self u wouldn’t even see me.” – her unedited post read via @MonicaMyLife.

The 29-year-old vocalist and the 24-year-old hoops star met this summer on the set of Monica’s music video for the song ‘Love All Over Me,’ where Brown was the leading man.

A family friend told blogger Sandra Rose that the NBA player proposed in a “very intimate setting” in front of both sets of parents.

Fans and foes alike began bombarding Monica with feedback about the engagement – both pro and con – and the singer abruptly decided to shut down her Twitter page.

In a farewell letter, she wrote:

“Hey there. I want to thank all of u who have been so supportive of myself & family for so many years. I hate to say this, but I will no longer be on twitter.

(Continue Reading @ Black Voices…)

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  • VERY HAPPY FOR HER AND SHANNON!

  • aba

    i can understand quitting twitter, but she put herself and her business out there in the first place. and as an artist she should know that not everyone is going to have positive things to say… Best of luck to her and Shannon

    • a/n

      Well said! :)

  • sunshyne84

    Yet, she’s still there… Somebody tell her making your page private doesn’t make your twitpics private or stop replies from showing up.

  • That is kind of sad, she was one celebrity that I actually liked following on twitter. Congrats to her.