The singer gets candid about her personal struggles with her biological father.
Moniece Slaughter has been making her way through the Love & Hip Hop franchise, appearing in seasons for Hollywood, New York, and now Atlanta. She’s known to not hold back when it comes to speaking her thoughts which has resulted in arguments that have often turned physical for reality television cameras. The singer has also played out the good, bad, and dirty parts of her relationships including co-parenting with B2K’s Lil Fizz, falling in and out of love with Rich Dollaz,and her loving relationship-turned-messy-public-breakup with girlfriend AD Diggs.
Many fans were surprised to learn of that Slaughter was bisexual, but one person that she says was the least accepting was her biological father. Slaughter recently shared a side-by-side photo of herself and her father, Michael Lloyd Slaughter, where she wrote in a lengthy caption about their strained relationship. She started things off by writing that while she appreciates people saying that she looks like her mother, her real aesthetic twin is the man whom she doesn’t even speak to. Slaughter claims that she never accepted how he treated her mother, but he really disowned her because of her “portrayal on reality tv” and “for coming out.”
“I used to feel so hurt. Then I felt angry. Then I felt slightly empathetic. Now I feel literally nothing about the matter. It took a while. Then I released. Relieving him of his moral obligation & God given right (he had no legal rights), to love & be there for me. Relieved him of the freedom I’d given him to be in my son’s life (he was in and out because he told my BD that he didn’t like me, & he’d been going behind my back to get to Kam through dreux. But obviously never consistently enough). Moral of the story you ask? He helped make me. He didn’t raise me. He loved me in the only way he knew how. It just wasn’t the best for me. I realized that it wasn’t my fault. I didn’t ask to be here. I didn’t get to pick my parents. It wasn’t my loss. It was his. I’m the child, whether I’m 3mo. or 32yrs. He’s the ‘parent.’ It’s NEVER my responsibility to make him feel wanted. It was always his job to show me I was wanted by him. That I was loved by him. He just didn’t know how. But God had something bigger & better in his will for me.
Her step-father, Dave Thomas, is a member of the famed gospel group, Take 6, and she credits him for being the father that her biological dad never was. “And I was very loved, indeed. Not only by my mother. But by my Father, Dave @davetake6. A heavy presence in my life. My son’s life. And everything that we do & are. I wanted for nothing.”