Who is Lil’ Mo? Lil’ Mo is a singer and songwriter who scored a series of hit singles in the late ‘90s and early to mid-‘00s and now stars on “R&B Divas: LA,” a reality series that premiered on TV One in July 2013. Lil’ Mo, whose real name is Cynthia Loving, is also a producer and radio personality, and she refers to herself as “The Godmother of Hip-Hop and R&B.” She joined the cast of “R&B Divas: LA” after turning down an offer to appear on its predecessor, “R&B Divas: Atlanta.” “I’m more hip-hop and R&B and that ATL scene just was a different vibe,” Lil’ Mo told S2S Magazine.
Who is Lil’ Mo? Hip-hop and R&B fans likely know her for the 2001 single “Superwoman Pt. II,” which featured rapper Fabolous and hit No. 11 on the Billboard pop charts. Over the course of her career, she’s worked with numerous hip-hop stars, and while many come from rough-and-tumble backgrounds, Lil Mo, or Cynthia Loving, rather, grew up in relative comfort.
She was born Nov. 19, 1978, and grew up in a family she describes as the “fake Cosbys,” according to a TV One bio. She first earned attention as a songwriter, singing a deal with Flavahood Entertainment and landing a track on Missy Elliott’s “Da Real World” album.
“Who is Lil’ Mo?” is something you won’t catch hardcore fans of Fabolous, Jay-Z, Keith Sweat or Blackstreet asking. Lil Mo has worked with all of them, though she’s perhaps best known for appearing on Ja Rule’s smash “Put It On Me” and “Hot Boyz,” a team-up with Missy Elliott.
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In recent years, the question, “Who is Lil’ Mo?” might have yielded the answer “a responsible mother,” as she took time away from the music business to focus on raising her four children. Now that she’s on “R&B Divas: LA,” though, she’s looking to stage a comeback, and that could mean more time with the kiddies for husband and manager Phillip Bryant.
“I have a lot of things coming up—new album, new TV show, just a whole new life,” she told S2S. “It’s like I have been born again and the only one who could orchestrate this rebirth this way is God.”
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"