Monday, March 29, 2010


Photos by Erica M. Brooks 2010 Business Pluss++ Photography There's YOURS TRULY, Ma'at Atkins with comic and co-host of The Mo'Nique Show Rodney Perry, who posed with one of my last biz cards at the Fox Theatre lobby area where comic/actress Mo"nique was taking pictures with fans after her SPREAD THE LOVE concert. Perry opened the show for her. Check out below of the pics photographer Erica Brooks shot during and after the concert !

Perry on stage. He mostly clowned around on stage even going in the audience messing with folk , especially couples asking husbands and boyfriends to feel a body part on their significant others.

Mo'Nique did a hour plus set. One of the jokes she did was of her being nervous about what her grandma would say after seeing an article in Ebony about her and her husband, Sydney's open relationship. She said that her grandma said that if she was younger, she would go the task and get at it with her husband!

Photographer Erica Brooks has a finger moment with perry after the concert.

The Fyre Boy Crew (including Oohwee Ent's T-Baby, left of Monique in shades and cap)got a pic with Mo'Nique in the lobby.

Many hundreds of fans waited in line, some close to two hours, to pay 25 dollars to get a hug and a pic with the superstar comic.
NOTE: OUTTOWN didnt catch the concert (we were toe tapping to FIVE GUYS NAMED MO at the Black Rep nearby), but we managed to get inside the lobby of the Fox Theatre to blend in with the hundreds of cheering standbyers in the lobby to catch a glimpse of Mo' Nique.
The Oscar winning comic walked in the lobby area about 10ish with her bodyguards as security demanded people to get in line to take pics with Mo'Nique. Folk paid 25 dollars a pop to take a pic and get a hug and some words of encouragement as though she was a part of their nuclear family aka Hood Oprah.
Mo'Nique was very gracious, nice to everyone as her H &M (hair and makeup) Squad touched her up so she was picture perfect for the camera. Music played during this was of R&B singer Anthony Hamilton (we assume she is a big fan cuz she mouthed every lyric) as she danced a bit, drank her orange mix drink and smiled away for awaited fans.
She did not discriminate--black, white, straight and alternative people all got equal play to snap a pic with her (one of the awaiting was Chingy's bodyguard Mr Dante). Meanwhile Rodney Perry, her co-host from her eponymous talk show clowned with the crowd as they stood in line, that had gone to the entrance doors of the Fox.
Mid way in, Mo took off her pumps and put on some flats.
OUTTOWN had a chance to talk with Perry (who "three cirocs" according to him ) and who was still teasing the ladies nearby in the crowd on how they were dressed. while talking with him, YOURS TRULY was trying to find a biz card for him in teh wallet and stumbled on one that was bit frunpled. At first Perry said we could keep the card, but then he changed his mind and put it in his inside pocket (The first pic on this page is one of Perry holding up that card).

About midnite, the last person got their pic and hug then security threw us out. LOL
Then we hit the supposed after party at Exo that was announced at the concert. Well...

Here is YOURS TRULY, Ma'At Atkins with Exo co-owner Harry Michel. Mo'Nique's after party was to be at this venue but....

We saw Nelly;s manager T Luv (third from right with his Starpower crew ) up in the mix....

....promoters Mr. Rodney and Thrill....

And T Luv's wife and Ms Shaki....

NOTE: But Mo Nique did not arrive. We assumed she was poooooooped to party (the Fox Lobby as more of the after set actually) after a concert and two hours on her feet taking pics with fans . Someone was having a private b-day party up stars as well, so that was another indication that Exo didnt get word of when or if she was coming cuz most of the celebs go upstairs to chill out.

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