Legal name: Simone Johnson
Monie Love (born Simone Gooden; July 2, 1970) is an English rapper and radio personality in the United States. She is a well-respected figure in British hip hop, and made an impact with American hip hop audiences as a protégé of American emcee Queen Latifah, as well as through her membership in the late 1980s/early 1990s hip hop group Native Tongues. Love was one of the first BritHop artists to be signed and distributed worldwide by a major record label. Love was born in the Battersea area of London. She is the younger sister of techno musician Dave Angel, and was a daughter of a London-based, jazz musician father.