"He's Never Had No Seizure Before."

Monica shared shocking news during a recent episode of T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle. The celebrity mom told her good friends, Toya Johnson and LeToya Luckett, that her son Rodney “Rocko” Jr., who turned 15-year-old last week, suffered a seizure.

“Rocko was supposed to go on a five-day school trip, but he decided that he’d stay home with me,” Monica said during the episode’s reflection segment. “Thank god because when we were together, I looked up at him and I could tell something was happening.”


Monica went on to tell Toya and LeToya that her son “lifted his arm like he was going to stretch and boom! [He fell] flat on his face. He hit the corner of the bed [and] then he hit the floor. To see your child have a seizure, he’s never had no (sic) seizure before.”

It was just last week that Monica took to Instagram to wish her oldest son well wishes on his birthday. “SON … 15 Years Old… HOW,” Monica asked in her sweet message to Rocko. “Happy Birthday, @rockohill,” she continued. “I am so proud of the young man you’ve become! You were the My New Beginning, the creator of My New Life … May 21st I decided to be a better me for YOU … It was love at first sight.”

Monica is passionate about all three of her kids, which is why Rodney’s seizure was devastating. “When your child is standing there one minute having a regular conversation with you, and then he’s flat on his face shaking. I’m talking about like when you take a fish out of water, that’s how my child’s whole body was,” the celebrity mom told her friends on T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle.

“Everyone else in the room was like [panicking]. And I’m like, ‘Call 911!'” I’m thinking, ‘I may not see my child, for real, anymore.’ What if I had sent him on that trip? If I had sent him on that trip, and they called me talking about my child [while he was] four hours away, and something happened to him … I’m not complete without them.”

Monica has two sons, Romelo and Rodney Jr., and a daughter named Laiyah. You can catch the celebrity mom and her family on T.I. and Tiny: Friends and Family Hustle, which airs every week on VH1.

Photos: @sterlingpics



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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