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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