Rap-Up TV: Monica Wows with Whitney Houston Cover

Sixteen years in the game and Monica can still hold it down. The R&B songstress hit the stage for the second night at L.A.’s Club Nokia on Saturday (Sept. 11) on Trey Songz’ “Passion, Pain & Pleasure Tour,” paying homage to her idol Whitney Houston by performing “I Have Nothing.”

After shouting out her cousin Polow Da Don and “sweetheart” Shannon Brown of the L.A. Lakers, who were both in the house, she introduced the song by saying, “I sing this with pure respect and love.” Check out Mo’s powerful pipes!