This Vanity 6 Singer Resurfaced Years Later And Made Us Do A Double Take

Posted On : June 28, 2022
(L) Former Vanity 6 singer, Susan Moonsie; (R) Vanity 6 members Susan, Apollonia, and Brenda Bennett

ILOSM family, we’ve located one of the most reclusive singers of the ’80s era- former Vanity 6 member, Susan Moonsie. Some of you may not know her by name, but if know ’80s R&B, you definitely know her face. Susan was known as the ‘innocent one’ in Prince’s girl group, which also included the late Denise “Vanity” Matthews and Brenda Bennett.  It’s been decades since we’ve last seen Susan, and after laying our eyes on her most recent public photos, we were pleasantly pleased, but not surprised, at the beautiful woman she still is today.

Susan Moonsie is now  years young. She pretty much likes to stay out of the spotlight of the entertainment world and never does interviews, so we don’t have much current info on her, but we do have a few interesting, little known fun facts about her. Check her out below…

SUSAN MOONSIE (OF VANITY 6) NOW

BAM!!! This is how former Vanity 6 member, Susan Moonsie, is lookin’ these days…

Susan Moonsie now

As y’all can see, Susan is representin’ the Old School very well! Do your thing Ms. Moonsie! Susan has two children- a son and a daughter; and she’s spent many of her years living in Trinidad, which explains why she hasn’t been spotted out and about here in the U.S. all of this time.

Susan Moonsie now

But wait, there’s more…

SUSAN & PRINCE WERE IN A SERIOUS RELATIONSHIP!

Susan Moonsie now

Millions of men were crushin’ on Susan Moonsie back in the day, but little did we know, she had eyes for only one man at that time- the late, great Prince! Susan and Prince were high school sweethearts and were still dating at the height of Vanity 6’s career. Word on the Old School curb is that they eventually broke up because Susan allegedly found out about other women in Prince’s life. After their break-up, her then group member, Denise “Vanity” Matthews, and Prince began dating, but all three of them remained cool with each other. There’s more…

PRINCE WANTED SUSAN MOONSIE TO BE LEAD SINGER?

Vanity 6: Brenda Bennett, Denise “Vanity” Matthews

Word on the Old School curb is that when Prince first formulated Vanity 6, he initially wanted his then girlfriend, Susan Moonsie, to be the lead singer, but she was too shy and didn’t want to be the lead, so they went with the late, Denise Matthews (Vanity) instead and everybody was happy.

A FEUD WITH PRINCE REPORTEDLY SPARKED LEAD SINGER SWAP-OUT

Prince and Apollonia Kotera (of Apollonia 6) in “Purple Rain”

Remember when Vanity 6 first came out, then once “Purple Rain” released, the group swapped lead singers and was renamed Apollonia 6? Well, that was allegedly because Prince and his then-girlfriend/lead singer, Denise “Vanity” Matthews, had an apparent falling out. As a result, Vanity decided to back away from the group just before “Purple Rain” filming began, so Prince hired Apollonia to fill in and they even released an Apollonia 6 album in 1984. Shown above, is a before and after Apollonia 6 photo that Apollonia Kotera posted to her Instagram page recently.

SUSAN MOONSIE WITH APOLLONIA 6 MEMBERS

Appollonia 6: Susan Moonsie, Appollonia Kotera, Brenda Bennett

Susan Moonsie has aged like fine wine and so have her former Apollonia 6 members- Brenda Bennett and Apollonia Kotero. It’s beautiful thing to see that they still keep in touch to this day. We salute their late former group member, Vanity, and Prince- the man who was responsible for changing their lives and allowing them to live out there dream.

And there you have it ILOSM family, another great memory from the long list of entertainers Prince has blessed us with throughout his years of hard work and dedication to music.