Last month, I got an Instagram message from Tunde Olaniran, a dope singer and performer that I’ve seen do his thang on stage twice before and was blown away. HE WAS TALKING TO MEEE! SO, I’m casually like, “what up?”
He tells me that a Muslim rapper needed peeps for her video. I was like I’m all up in that. When and where?!
I rushed to the set, late and jetlagged (had just got off a flight from New York) with a beat face and a cute ensemble.
Mona was very much so pregnant and on stage looking oh-so-dewy and rapping! I’m like whaaaaaat? She get’s off stage after her scene and greets me.
“Please don’t have your baby right now,” I joked. “I don’t want to get my outfit dirty.”
She laughed. “You are so cute. Why don’t I know you? What’s your Instagram name?”
So, yes. She’s cute. She raps. I had a few cameos. Please watch and share this video! It’s so catchy and cool. Give Mona some loooove.
And don’t forget to use the hashtag: #hijabiXmona
Artist Bio: Mona Haydar is a seminary student in New York City. She is an artist, activist and now rapper. She stands in solidarity with all peoples working towards greater beauty, inclusivity and love. In light of the current agenda to demonize and malign the bodies of women and Muslims, Mona is intentionally putting out this message now to help shift that narrative back to one that is positive and full of love.